CEO meeting Dutch Relief Alliance
In June, Heba Aly kicked off a CEO meeting of the Dutch Relief Alliance with a session on trends in the humanitarian sector. She discussed how the sector is reluctant to change and introduced six models for future humanitarian action.
Heba Aly: Named by New African Magazine one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2018, Heba Aly runs The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News), an independent, non-profit newsroom reporting from the heart of conflicts and disasters. Her work for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg News and IRIN, among others, has taken her to places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chad and Libya; and she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for work in northern Sudan. Her recent TEDx Talk – “Stop Eating Junk News” – drives home the importance of responsible journalism from crisis zones. Heba Aly is a regular commentator on media coverage of crises, as well as humanitarian aid policy, in her published work, in governmental briefings and at conferences around the world.
The New Humanitarian is one of the world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises. TNH amplifies the voices of those affected to inform more effective and accountable responses by the international community. TNH’s journalists report from 70 crisis zones around the world about everything from conflict to natural disasters, from migration to pandemics to amplify the voices of those most affected and inform more effective and accountable responses by the international community. After 20 years as part of the United Nations, TNH spun off in 2015 to become an independent media non-profit, headquartered in Geneva.