About Dalila Mahdawi

Dalila Mahdawi is a journalist working between London and Beirut. Her work mainly focuses on political and human rights issues, particularly the rights of women and minorities in the Arab world. As part of her commitment to advocacy journalism, she is currently pursuing a MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics.

In July 2010, she was named a finalist in the Samir Kassir Awards for Freedom of the Press.

Her work has been syndicated and has appeared in several publications, including:  BBC (UK), Common Ground News Service (online), Hurriyet (Turkey), Electronic Intifada (online), The Guardian (UK),  IRIN (UN), Inter Press Service (Italy),  Al Jazeera English (Qatar) Philadelphia Inquirer (US), Pittsburg Post-Gazette (US), UNFAIR (UAE) and elsewhere.

She is available as a freelance print, radio or web journalist, researcher and editor.

Contact email: dmahdawi [at] gmail[dot] com

14 Responses to “About Dalila Mahdawi”

  1. Lilith Hope June 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Mabrouk ya hilwa! Insha’Allah inti hatkouni mabsouta houn…

  2. kennedy121 August 14, 2008 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi, I’ve only just found your blog and think its a very interesting read! Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll? Sorry for writing this here, I can’t find any other way to contact you!

  3. Didi August 18, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    Hello Kennedy121! Yes, be my guest! thanks for reading my admittedly much-unloved blog…I will try and write more original posts!

  4. nicolien September 12, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    Haha! I only now read this page, after thinking for a few weeks ‘wow, this Didi doesn’t write much, she just keeps copying the articles of that Dalila from the Daily Star… :p

    *hangs head in shame*

  5. Tajuddin Abu Jawad July 18, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Salam. Nice to know you. I’ve only just found your blog and think its a very interesting to read about Lebanon.
    All the best.

  6. illy October 2, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    Who doesn’t love your blog? Lemme at ’em! 🙂 Inspiring work, sister! ileana xx

  7. mirellamccracken February 6, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    I love your blog too. I added it to my blogroll.
    and I added you on my twitter too.
    Keep up the good job.

  8. Sarah Samarah May 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    Hi there,
    I am sorry to surprise you perhaps with this question..
    But I am interested to know if you are Omar Mehdawi’s daughter.

    Hope to hear from you .

    • Dalila Mahdawi May 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

      Yes I am his daughter-how do you know him? Please email me on the address given on the Who is Dalila Mahdawi page.

  9. antipermit July 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Hi Nice to meet U
    and I may need ur help in some issues
    can U help me If i ask U to give me some informations or articles

  10. HASS-REVOLT October 4, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Hello Dalila !
    I just got to see your site! cool stuff.
    Can you email me.I would like to discuss the possibility of having what i do mentioned on ur site?

    Thank you!

  11. Thoraiya November 10, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Ahahaha, of COURSE you are a woman.

    I have been following this blog for a year now and never clicked on this tab before!

    Thank you for blogging about issues such as domestic violence, the environment and with honesty about Lebanese politics.

    I used to read the Daily Star online but found it too insipid. Maybe there are Arabic-language newspapers in Lebanon that are brave and push boundaries, but although my Lebanese father told me every day growing up that Lebanon is the best country on earth, he never actually taught me to speak Arabic.

    So I am depending on you, and thanks again for everything you’ve posted here so far.


  12. T.Mahdawi January 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Hello Dalila,
    Nice site.
    By the way I think we are relatives- I’m Palestinian from Tulkarm.

    Keep going and good luck.

  13. thirdeyemom September 13, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Hello there! I am a writer for a personal blog as well as writer and editor on social good and human rights for World Mom’s Blog (www.worldmomsblog.com). Currently we have writers from over 50 countries and are always looking to find new bloggers to discuss human rights issues and social good issues for our blog. It is a wonderful group of women and all the posts are on a volunteer basis. Please check out the blog and let me know if you’d be interested in contributing! We’d love to have your perspective! You can contact me at: thirdeyemom@yahoo.com.
    Thanks! Nicole

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