Meet the team
Salman Al-Dossary is the Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Al-Awsat and Majalla Magazine. He previously served as Asharq Al-Awsat’s Assistant Editor-in-chief between 2009 and 2011, before his appointment as editor of Saudi business daily Al Eqtisadiah.
Manuel Almeida is The Majalla’s Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Almeida has recently completed his PhD in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has also taught. He is currently a visiting fellow in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His areas of expertise are the international politics of the Middle East, failed states, international intervention, and political violence.
Managing Editor for The Majalla
Azeddine Senegri is a Tunisian journalist living and working in London. Azeddine was previously the Arab Affairs Editor at the Al-Arab Daily Newspaper. He has also worked as a freelance journalist for several Arabic newspapers and magazines.
IT Projects & Production Officer
Fawaz Taj has a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business IT from the University of Manchester. He has extensive experience in Computing and Business Information Systems and has worked in various IT roles. Over the last few years, Fawaz has specialized in Web Project development.
Amy Assad is a Syrian-English writer based in London, specializing in the arts and culture of the Middle East. She received her BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies from Leeds University, and has lived and studied in Morocco.
Grace Perriman was previously a freelance writer, Grace penned Middle East-inspired travel writing and blogged the first year of the Syrian uprising from Damascus. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Persian from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. A keen traveler, she has journeyed overland from Istanbul to Cairo, Tangiers to Bamako and crisscrossed Iran.
Alex Edwards is a contributing editor at The Majalla and Asharq Al-Awsat‘s English editions. He trained as a journalist before receiving his PhD from the London School of Economics, where he researched American foreign policy in the Gulf. Based in London, he is currently learning Arabic.