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Yara Sharif – Deployed Expert on Safety of Journalists in Syria – UNESCO office in Beirut

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Yara Sharif – Deployed Expert on Safety of Journalists in Syria – UNESCO office in Beirut

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Yara Sharif has 20 years of experience in the field of communication, having served different UN agencies. She was previously the Spokesperson at the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria in Geneva, and has been working on the Syrian conflict since the war first erupted in 2011- out of regional hubs like Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon – focusing on issues related to refugees, human rights and women’s participation in peace-building and peace negotiations. She is currently based at the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, deployed by Norwegian Capacity (NORCAP) to implement the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity with a focus on Syria.

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