Shuruq As'ad

spokesperson Palestinian Journalist Syndicate

With 30 years of journalism experience, Shuruq As'ad is a pioneering journalist and media trainer based between Jerusalem and Ramallah. She made history as one of the first female journalists and TV anchors on Palestine TV (PBC) after its establishment in 1994 following the Oslo Accords. Shuruq has worked as a correspondent for renowned Arab TV Channels such as Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, LBC, Nile News, and is currently the correspondent for Dubai TV in Palestine and Israel, covering a wide range of hard news stories and features from Palestine. She is also the correspondent for MCD -Radio Montecarlo Addoualiya (France), and the radio representative in Palestine. Her work has covered hard news including demonstrations, intifada updates, Israeli invasions, Palestinian prisoners stories and swaps, Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006, more than five Israeli wars on Gaza, Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, and interviews with political, social and cultural figures.

Currently, Shuruq is a Media Trainer  with the French Media Development Agency (CFI) - France, and the country coordinator in Palestine and a coach for the Women in News program by WAN-IFRA, through which she works with many partners from the Palestinian media organizations, and with a pool of young Palestinian journalists to meet their skills and content development needs. Shuruq is dedicated to empowering Palestinian journalists and students through training and networking opportunities. She is also a media and PR consultant for local NGOs and a member of the general secretariat for the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS) and its spokesperson.

Shuruq's contributions to journalism have earned her accolades, including the Arab Journalism Prize in Dubai (2000) for her coverage of the second Palestinian Intifada and the Golden Prize at the Cairo International Festival for TV and Radio (2002) for her documentary Journalists Covering the Conflict.

Shuruq received her Masters degree in Journalism and Communication from the Superior School of Journalism of Paris - France in 2022, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Political Science from Birzeit University in 1998.

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