Journalist & Human Rights Activist
Passionate about empowering people from different backgrounds to challenge the norms and lead bright futures.
Expert in online misinformation and hate speech, and authenticating and verifying content on social media.
Persistence and resilience define Razan Ibraheem’s life. She was born in Syrin and raised in Latakia. In her understanding, Razan studied Irish and English literature which opened her eyes wide and made her fall in love with Ireland even before arriving. Razan worked for 10 years to afford doing masters in Limerick University.
As the uprising in her home country began, Razan witnessed six months of the conflict that carve her memories forever. Her deep sorrow for the tragic situation and the mass displacement in her homeland has led her to volunteer in Greece to help refugees. She gave a speech with the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in Ireland. In 2016, she was invited by the UN to a high-level meeting on global responsibility sharing for pathways for admission of Syrian refugees.
Razan is a journalist and editor with extensive expertise in researching misinformation and disinformation online. Razan has reported and verified thousands of videos from across the world including Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya.
he is a regular contributor to various newspaper articles and current events programmes on Irish radio and TV.Her verification work has been included in reports across many prominent media organisations and news websites including New York Time, WSJ, and The Irish Times. Razan provided additional research for the New York Times visual investigation that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. Razan was awarded the International Woman of the Year by Irish Tatler in 2016.
Razan has dedicated her work to challenging stereotypes as women, an immigrant and a refugee. Throughout her life, she has failed, succeeded, risen and started from zero all over again. Her life experience has turned her to a compelling storyteller full of passion and compassion.
Social media and Misinformation
In this talk, Razan will:
- Educate audience how to spot false news and misinformation
- Explain how misinformation could lead to real harm
- Educate on Media literacy
- Speak about the positive and negative impacts of social media
Refugees and Immigration
In this talk Razan will
- Show how to bring communities together and empower unity
- Explain refugees issues
- Tell inspiring and resilient stories of refugees
- Inspire the audience to act and help bring about change
Woman’s issue and Self Care
This talk includes:
- Discussion on self love and care as women and young girls
- Personal stories from Razan, as a woman from the Middle East
- Empowering women to challenge stereotype
- Discussion of the impact of social media on women and girls
Syria and Ireland
In this talk Razan will:
- Discuss embracing Irish culture and tell personal stories of her life in
- Ireland and her experiences with integration
- Speak about similarities and differences between Syria and Ireland
- Help the audience understand the complexity of the Middle East conflicts