Rula Asad is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN) since 2013. She is a Gender Studies Master’s student in Utrecht University, Netherlands. She was born in 1983 in Damascus and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Damascus. She is a freelance journalist and reporter on women and human rights, as well as culture and civil society’s issues from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Additionally, Rula Asad has worked as a reporter for Deutsche Welle, Germany, and Radio Netherlands among other media outlets. She is a committed independent journalist/researcher/trainer with special interest and experience in the field of women rights, gender equality in media and development issues in the Middle East. Since 2012, she lives in Netherlands.