Lina Chawaf has been a journalist since 1992. Chawaf has written articles for newspapers (Baladna in Syria, Almoustakbal in Canada) and magazines (Shabablek and Sabaya in Syria), and established two radio stations in Syria, Arabesque and Mussika. She has been a program manager of Arabesque radio for seven years, where she has also hosted a radio program for the past two years. In addition, Chawaf works as a TV reporter (for Orient TV); has produced TV commercials and many TV clips for Unicef; is a media consultant with IMS; and works in educating journalists. Chawaf is currently establishing a new Syrian radio station (Rozana) in Paris with funding from several European organizations. Chawaf was the recipient of Reporters Without Borders’ 2018 Press Freedom Award.