Our Story


Faraa Maai 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

Samah Bsoul – Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Toufek Nattour - Digital Marketing  

Abd Alqader Abd Elhalem - Digital Marketing  

Abeer Shehadeh – Outreach & Resource Development Coordinator

Mwafaq Odeh – Video Maker

Elias Marjieh – Podcasts Editor

Mohammad Abu Ez Mahameed - Linguistic Editor

Marwa Magadleh - Organizational Consultant

Ahmad Younes - Graphic Designer

Editorial Board

Sanaa Hammoud

Samah Bsoul

Kholoud Masalha

Shireen Younes

Maha Bader


Dr. Jacqueleen Joubran Abu Daoud

Ayat Istaitih

Lubna Tabony Jabarin

Elham Billan Daaboul

Maisa Khdiri

Nisreen Jabareen

Raghda Awad

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

Abeer Baker

Nariman Shehade Zoabi


Obaida Zoabi

Namrod Shalabi


Samah Bsoul

Abeer Baker

Hedaya Shamun

Baker Zoubi

Marwa Magadleh - Badran

Hanan Marjieh

Ahmaed Yasin

Dr. Elias Zeidan

Site Design & Development


(Suliman Shahbari)

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

Ahmad Younes

Marwa Magadleh - Badran

Tholth Design