Our Story


is a non-partisan, non-commercial, and women-led independent Arab media platform. It aims to allow opinion-writers, journalists, writers, academics inånovators, and activists to contribute positively to the public discourse through producing audiovisual and textual high-quality products on various political, social, and cultural issues. Faraa Maai seeks to reach everyone, starting with our local community - The Palestinian citizens of Israel - to all Arabic speakers around the world in two-folded ways: producing the content as well as interacting with it.

It is noteworthy to mention that independent Arab media is rare, since almost all platforms nowadays are either partisan or commercial, hence a platform like Faraa Maai is much needed in our part of the world.

To be independent we need to be free of any funding that could impose an agenda on our platform. That is why we are a registered nonprofit. We hope to get the support of passionate individuals and organizations, who believe in truly independent and free journalism. We want our platform to be accessible to all, without compromising the integrity of our voices. Any support, no matter how big, is dearly cherished. Every contribution matters and will be perceived as a debt to be paid back through the responsible maintenance and development of Faraa Maai.

Our Team


Sanaa Hammoud – Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief

Abeer Shehadeh – Outreach & Resource Development Coordinator

Mwafaq Odeh – Video Maker

Elias Marjieh – Podcasts Editor

Rasheed Inaya - Linguistic Editor

Shereen Tanasra Barghout - Linguistic Editor

Yasmenaa Arian - Graphic Designer

Editorial Board

Samah bsoull

Sanaa Hammoud

Kholoud Masalha

Maha Bader

Shireen Younes


Dr. Jacqueleen Joubran Abu Daoud

Dr. Rawia Aburabia

Ayat Istaitih

Lubna Tabony Jabarin

Elham Billan Daaboul

Maisa Khdiri

Nisreen Jabareen

Founding Members

Sanaa Hammoud

Minem Marouf

Dr. Jacqueleen Joubran Abu Daoud

Ayat Istaitih

Lubna Tabony Jabarin

Elham Billan Daaboul

Maisa Khdiri

Nisreen Jabareen

Dr. Rawia Aburabia

Legal Adviser

Atty. Doa Gomaid Hresh


Obaida Zoabi

Namrod Shalabi


Samah Bsoul

Abeer Baker

Maha Abu - Ilkas

Juman Abu - Arafah

Baker Zoubi

Rita Abu - Eltaif

Marwa Magadleh - Badran

Original Site Design & Development

Leadnet Ltd.

(Shady Diab and Bassam Loulou)

Video Making

Light Frame Ltd.

(Mwafaq Odeh)

Podcast Making (in collaboration with "Nas Radio")

Elias Marjieh


Saleh Ali Khalil

Publications Design

Tholth Design