Ausama Monajed is a member of the Syrian National Council and the Executive Director of London-based Strategic Research and Communication Centre. The centre provides research, analysis, policy recommendations and commentary on the most important topics in various fields in Syria to media outlets, governments and academic institutions. The centre has been releasing daily news round-ups of the uprising in Syria, documenting everyday's events, stories, videos and images.
Formerly trained by internationally renounced strategic communications experts, and has been involved in many political and media campaigns. Mr. Monajed is widely quoted and interviewed in prestigious international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, USA Today, The Independent, The Daily Star, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times and others. He has also been a regular contributor to international news networks including CNN, BBC, ABC, Sky, ZDF, Reuters, AFP, Alarabiya and Aljazeera.
Mr. Monajed worked as communication consultant in Europe and the US, previously served as the Founder and Director of Barada Television; a Syrian opposition TV channel, and an Economist and Projects Manager with the European Commission and the United Nations Development Program. He holds a postgraduate degree in Political Communication from the UK and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from the University of Damascus in Syria.
Links to Media Appearances
Reuters: Syria opposition, rebels agree to tighten links
Washington Post: Blast in Syria kills 25 on eve of Arab League meeting
The Guardian: Interview
Foreign Policy: The Opposition Position
Reuters–Interview: Syria opposition gets major boost with council creation
Foreign Policy-interview: Syria's opposition gets organized
CNN: Syrian opposition working to unify, get its act together
C-SPAN – Middle East Institute event in Washington, DC
Reuters: Can non-violent struggle bring down Syria’s Assad?
The Washington Post – Op-ed: In Syria, an opening for the West to bring about Assad’s downfall
CNN: Al-Assad's speech: Reheated promises salted with threats
Bloggingheads.tv - Debate
Aljazeera English: Tony Blair on the Arab Spring
Aljazeera English: Syria: Keeping the story alive
Foreign Policy: Who’s Who in the Syrian Opposition
Aljazeera English - Inside Story: Assad's grip on Syria
CNN: Protests Shake Syria