Rana Sabbagh is a career journalist, columnist and media trainer.

She was the first female editor-in-chief of a daily political newspaper in the Levant. She is co-founder of the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism network (ARIJ) and currently works as senior MENA Investigations Editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

For Journalismfund.eu she mentors journalists from the MENA region.

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Rana Sabbagh
MENA region

Mentor for

Syrians pay tax to rebuild after war but see little benefit

  • Armed conflict
  • Corruption
  • Politics

DAMASCUS - The Syrian government has raised billions of Syrian pounds to rebuild war-stricken cities through a "reconstruction tax." But where does the money really go? A joint investigation by OCCRP, SIRAJ, and Finance Uncovered, supported by Journalismfund.eu's Money Trail grant programme.