Dr. Halla Diyab

Dr. Halla Diyab

Dr. Halla Diyab is an award winning screen-writer, producer, broadcaster, a published author and an activist. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Leicester. She carried out research in New Orleans, USA while working on her thesis “The Examination of Marginality and Minorities in the Drama and Film of Tennessee Wil-liams”. She holds an MA in Gender and Women Studies from the University of Warwick. She has written a number of scripts for TV dramas countering religious extremism and international terrorism resulting in her being awarded Best Syrian Drama Script Award 2010 and the Artists Achievement Award 2011. She is a regular commentator in the Brit-ish and international media and has recently appeared on Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight, BBC This Week, CNN, Sky News, Channel 5 News, ITV Central, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio 4, to name a few. She is a public speaker who spoke at the House of Commons, the Spectator Debate, Uniting for Peace and London’s Frontline Club. She has worked in Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Syria and is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic culture. As a highly successful drama writer, she has been dubbed ‘one of the most influential women in Syria’ in 2011. She also produces documentary films for UK and international channels. She is also the Founder & Director of Liberty Media Productions which focuses on cross-cultural issues between Britain and the Middle East. She can be found on Twitter: @drhalladiyab

ISIS crisis: Setbacks bring change to media strategy

Notwithstanding the steady increase in number of Muslims joining the terrorist group ISIS from around the world, the group has started to lose territories on a daily basis. Currently, all its routes......

Vehicle terrorism, the up and running modern militant tool

The recent appalling Barcelona terror attacks, which involved a white van smashing into people on Las Ramblas leaving 13 people dead and over 100 injured, and an Audi A3 car ploughing into pedestrians......

From Margret to May: The state and public mistrust

With growing adversities from natural disasters of Camden Lock Market and Grenfell Tower fire the likes of which has not been seen before, to acts of terrorism in the streets of Manchester and London,......

Linguistic variations in describing acts of terror

In response to the Newcastle Eid incident – where a car ploughed into Muslim worshippers gathering for Eid prayers near Newcastle mosque leaving two children in intensive care, a sense of fear......

The stigmatization of Muslims in today’s Britain

In the wake of the growing number of tragic incidents witnessed in the current terror epidemic in Britain, involving Muslims either as victims or perpetrators, the obsession with “labels”......

Making sense of the new phase of street terrorism

The recent London Bridge attack which left seven dead and 48 injured, has raised question marks around whether we are witnessing an era of “street terrorism” in the form of a modern......

Salman Abedi: The new face of modern-day terrorism

Recent terror attacks have all been followed by face to the crime. From Bastille Day killings where a lorry ploughed into a large crowd watching a fireworks display in Nice, to the gunman Seifeddine......

What is next for Syria in Trump’s era?

The American people have spoken and Donald Trump is set to make his way to the White House...