Hiba Dlewati – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Hiba Dlewati is a Syrian American journalist and writer who will be spending nine months moving throughout Jordan, Turkey and Sweden to document and narrate the stories of the Syrian diaspora. The Syrian social uprising turned international conflict has been described as the worst humanitarian crisis of the century by the United Nations. As the conflict enters its fifth year, more than half of the Syrian population is displaced, and many are risking their lives in hopes of building a better future for themselves in Europe. Hiba will use multimedia storytelling to share snapshots of the diaspora’s everyday realities, expressing the frustrations and triumphs of a people without a place, or perhaps, a people of many places.