Zaina Erhaim is the 2015 Peter Mackler Award winner. Ms Erhaim is a 30-year old Syrian journalist who lives and works in Aleppo, Syria.
Over the last two years inside Syria, she has trained about 100 citizen reporters, approximately a third of them women, in print and TV journalism, and has helped establish many of the new emerging independent newspapers and magazines in the war torn country.
“Zaina Erhaim is a force multiplier of journalistic values in a country torn by violence and irrationality,” said Camille Mackler. “We salute her courage, upholding professional ethics and bringing them to the service of those left to write history.”