Hello! My name is Maan Alhmidi. I’m a journalist! Check out my story, and get in touch below.
I believe in the power of storytelling because I have experienced it. A good story could bring a community together or encourage someone to do something. Stories could move people and change their lives.
Photography, video editing, data analysis and visualization, writing for print and broadcast media outlets and the ability to communicate in multiple languages make me able to adapt with almost any journalism work environment.
In years of experience, I contributed to news outlets in the Middle East, Europe and North America. By publishing hundreds of stories in six countries, I have delivered a high-quality journalism that covers a wide variety of topics.
My story with journalism!
When I was about to finish my master of laws degree in 2011, I found myself compelled to join the protests in Syria. My passion to participate in building a free, democratic state drove me to journalism.
I was able to tell the world stories from Aleppo relying on my eagerness to provide a truthful account of the events shaping the country’s future.
After working as a reporter for years, I was chosen to be the manager of Algherbal Magazine, a local bi-monthly publication.
Later, I fled Syria for Turkey. There, I became a political section editor of the New Arab, a leading Arabic, London-based news organization.
Since arriving to Canada in 2017, I received a diploma in Media and Communication Studies at Algonquin College. Then I started pursuing a master’s degree in Journalism at Carleton University.
In April 2019, I started an internship at the Chronicle Herald. The editors liked me and offered a full-time job, so I ended up reporting newcomers stories throughout the summer. I also interned at The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail and the Winnipeg Free Press.
Following my graduation from Carleton Univesity, I have been working as a reporter at The Canadian Press parliamentary bureau in Ottawa.