Danya Issam Hajjaji (دانية عصام الحجاجي) is a multimedia journalist. She holds an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a BA in media and communications from the University of Sussex.
Danya currently works at the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York City, where she serves as the organization’s Patti Birch Fellow for Middle East Research. She previously interned at Reuters in Toronto and Agence France-Presse in Washington, DC.
Born and raised in Libya, Danya spent most of her life in her hometown Tripoli. She relocated to Canada during the Arab Spring, before pursuing her university studies in England and the United States. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Danya is deeply interested in the art of storytelling across traditional and digital platforms. In addition to being a published writer, she is experienced in multimedia journalism including video, audio and social media.
Website background photo of Gharyan, Libya taken by Serag Zwait