Asma Ghribi, Tunisia
Freelancer, Tunis, Tunisia
The Wall Street Journal (U.S. Host Newsroom)
Daniel Pearl Fellow
Asma Ghribi, 26, is a Tunisian freelance journalist based in her nation’s capital, Tunis. She is also the Tunisia Transitions blogger for Foreign Policy Magazine, where she focuses on human rights and security issues.
She was the managing editor of Tunisia Live, the country’s first English-language news portal, founded after the revolution. She began at Tunisia Live as a reporter covering the unfolding democratic transition in her country.
Ghribi also has been a field producer for several foreign news outlets including BBC, NPR, The Globe and Mail and The New York Times.
She was a UN correspondent in New York, covering the 2012 UN General Assembly where she interviewed Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
In 2011, Ghribi was a fellow at the World Affairs Institute MENA Democracy Program. The following year, she received a United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship.
Of her Daniel Pearl Fellowship, Asma Ghribi said, “I hope to acquire the reporting techniques and vocabulary specific to business and development reporting by working alongside experienced reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal. I also look forward to gaining insight into the working of a global, 21st century newsroom.”