Meet ONA Trainers
Ahmed Khaireldeen's Bio
Ahmed El-Esseily's Bio
In 2004-2005, he began his career in Radio where he presented “FMTV” program. About Television he presented “حبة عسيلي” on OTV and “حكومة نص الليل” on CBC .He also filmed a number of episodes on YOUTUBE called “الحلزونة” discussing a number of philosophical lectures on justice, given by the American philosopher Michael Sandel of Harvard University.
He has a number of books such “كتاب مالوش اسم”,”الكتاب الثانى” and “نص كتاب”, he also wrote a number of short stories published by 7 days magazine.
Esaily had a philosophical lecture about the uncertainty at TEDx Cairo .Now he presents ” Esaily TV” program on YOUTUBE.
Ahmed Saeed's Bio
Saeed works in the field of media and electronic publishing for more than 12 years in various roles as a journalist, editor, media trainer, and consultant.
He starts his career in “Sarmady company” one of the largest e-content companies in Egypt,
where he spent a few years working on a big number of websites for sport, art, news, cars, graded from reporter to editor in chief and director of content .
he also contributed in launching the electronic-gate of MBC network from Cairo as a member of the editorial team that put the first rules of editorial content and directory of the site.
Said coached a number of journalists in Egypt and abroad in new media field and sports journalism techniques, and participated as a lecturer in many conferences about the digital content .
Ahmed Gomaa's Bio
El Saa’a, TV channel (January 2008- 2010), Producer and scriptwriter Egypt Radio and TV (July 1996- Present).
Ahmed Ragab's Bio
Ahmed Beshto's Bio
Ali Setohy's Bio
Andy Glynne's Bio
Assaad Taha's Bio
Throughout his career as a journalist, Taha has covered the war in Yougoslavia, Chechnya, Southern Sudan, Somalia, the Civil War in Albania and Congo; he has been to more than 70 countries afflicted by conflict and war.
In 1997, Taha started producing, directing and presenting his program “Nokta Sakhina” (Hot Spot) on Al Jazeera News covering crisis and conflicts in different countries. He also hosted and produced 16 episodes of the series “Youhka An” (Once Upon a Time) for the same channel touching upon historical topics.
In 2001, Taha started a production company “Hot Spot Films” in Dubai and has since produced 25 series of TV programs and documentary films, covering more than 70 countries worldwide and has filmed more than 900 hours of documentary footage.
Hot Spot Films produces films that explore human rights and social issues not only in the Arab region but on an international level. The productions are diverse and include investigative series such as “Garima Siyasiya” (Political Crime) and other series on arts such as “Resistance Literature” and “Prison literature.” In addition, to productions that are confined to history such as “Arshivohom wa Tarikhouna” (Their Archives and our History). Hot Spot Films collaborates with a diverse team of professionals from all over the world.
Basel Ramsis's Bio
He has directed a number of documentaries and short feature films and video arts in Spain, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt.
Starting 2003, he teaches documentary filmmaking essentially in “Ondas Formación School”, as well as in the International School of Cinema in Cuba starting 2008. He carries workshops and different specialized courses in several Spanish universities and cinema schools, mainly focusing on social cinema, Gender and cinema, Auto-Reference Cinema, and low budget documentaries. Some of the workshops are carried in Chile, Spain, Cuba, Jordan, Tunis and Egypt, resulting in the production of more than 200 short documentaries and fictions films.
Jury member in many international film festivals, he also is a member of selection committees of several festivals, namely Documenta Madrid. He organizes the Arab Documentary Film Panorama for “Casa Árabe” in Spain, and organizes and supervises a number of other film weeks.
He founds a production company “Dayra Arts” in 2001, and runs it to date.
2014 Sokar Barra (Sugar on the side), ACT.
2007 Columpios (Swings), Dayra Arts production.
2003 Vida de perros (Dog Life), Odisea TV Channel (Spain & Portugal)
2003 Belleza de bisturí (Scalpel Beauty), Odisea TV Channel (Spain & Portugal)
2002 El otro lado… Un acercamiento a Lavapies (The other side.. An approach to Lavapies), Dayra Arts production.
Constantin Schreiber's Bio
Dina Abd El Rahman
Dina Abd El Rahman's Bio
Elisa L. Iannacone
Elisa L. Iannacone's Bio
Fawzy Esmat's Bio
Hany Fakhry's Bio
Holds a B.Sc. in Engineering
Works in IT/Telecom field as Business Consultant & Project Manager
Voice-Over Artist since 2000
Vocal Coach since 2004
Works in dubbing since 1998, acted and sang in Arabic version of many Disney, Pixar, & Sony-animation movies, and several other international and local productions.
Music Composer & arranger since 1989, composed songs, soundtracks for short movies & documentaries and other works.
Studied singing at Cairo Opera House, sang as soloist and as choir/band member in many concerts.
Worked as music director in locally-produced Cartoon productions.
Conducted several Chamber Orchestras in many occasions.
Conducted the Choir in recording Egypt’s National anthem in “Egypt is changing & so do us” social awareness campaign after Egypt’s Great revolution Jan. 25, 2011
Hassan Fouda's Bio
Seventeen years of work in the field of media broadcaster and provider programs at Radio Voice of the Arabs then in the news field at the Egyptian channels, and then in a number of Arab TV’s channels such as Kuwait, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia news, practice through art media he work for different types of media as editing and reporting in advance of the programs, and finally ON- TV since 2008 till present. He also made many political programs and economic and talk shows and achieved a large number of information sessions from a number of specialized institutes and most recently cycle oriented media organized by the BBC British cooperation with the European Union. Participated in the training of a large number of reporters and broadcasters and editing.
Hanan Mesalam's Bio
Hanan Muslim” is the only Arab who is studying this area, “peace journalism”, both reporters for professional or bloggers or all those who seek to develop express themselves which blends in teaching between the press psychological and technical tools qualifies participants for the development of psychologically and literally at the same time.
Haitham Abu Akrab
Haitham worked as a director and producer in “Handmade Studios” , ran the video platform of “Dot Masr” , and participated in many online projects that went viral .
In Jordan he gave a training in One man crew, filming , directing and editing to Kharabish and Zain company ,In Egypt he was a trainer at “ALTV” .
Haitham is phoned and profession at many media skills such as Directing , DSLR shooting and editing use final cut premiere pro & Pro X and many other tools in post-Production to develop visual content .
He is always keen to develop his skills in managing various kinds of media ,focus on digital media, he follows the new technology in production whether in equipment , new software or updates , and he is always keen to develop his skills in directing, editing , photography and video.
Too take a look at Haitham’s work visit his Vimeo through the link : vimeo.com/akroob2
Haissam Elbitar's Bio
he Won 5 prizes through his career life one of them was the best director of the year 1998.
He helped in launching most of the important channels in Egypt like : Rotana Cinema, Dream, Melody, Al Nahar and Egyptian satellite
He also worked in the filmmaking field for a while in which he has participated in more than a film and trained many of today’s directing icons .
Heba Elghamrawy's Bio
Howayda Abou-Heif's Bio
Abou-Heif has also trained in New York with Dr. Oz himself and his team on how to produce and present a Medical Show. Among other awards for her effort to spread health awareness, she was chosen as a UN Global Media Ambassador for Reproductive Health. She was also chosen to endorse several health products as a credible media figure in the wellness field.
Abou-Heif hold a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, AUC.
Diab has been teaching and supervising the birth of promising generations of photographers ,He teaches photojournalism in the open education center, Cairo University, AASTMT., and in 6 of October University.
1985 was Diab’s golden year ,as he was awarded many awards such as Photo prize of Shona festival,Photo prize of general information organization, Best photojournalist in the Arab countries prize from Mostafa Amin group.
In 1990 he won the photo prize of portrait for the first Nile exhibition. And in 1995 he won
the photo prize of union Arab of football association.
He stablished the Egyptian Photojournalist Society in the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists.
And became the chief of it from 2007 till 2015.
Diab participated and established many exhibitions since 1985 inside and outside Egypt, his last exhibition was in Oct. 2016.
Hossam El Din Hussein
Hossam El Din Hussein's Bio
In 2012, Hussein was responsible for covering the United States elections; he is also TV producer of Al Soura Al Kamela, an international TV show targeting Arab audiences, targeting the political, economical, and social aspects after the Arab uprisings with special episodes from Gaza-Turkey-USA. In addition Hussein produces a daily program (ALSADA ALMORASHOON) that tackles the presidential elections in Egypt from a sarcastic point of view hosted by Ibrahim Eissa.
Prior to this role, Hussein held various positions at Dream TVsuch as news narrator, VTR producer and supervisor, TV reporter in addition to being the TV program producer for Al AsheraMasaan hosted by Mona El Shazly During the Revolution in addition to special episodes from (Ethiopia-London )
Hussein’s career also included positions at the Middle East News Agency. in addition to. Rotana , New TV, Horytna Radio online
Hussein graduated from the faculty of mass communication at Cairo Universityin 2007. He has participated in various workshops and courses including DW, BBC Arabic course, Aljazeera New Interviews Presenting, in addition to Camera Shooting & TV editing courses.
Hossam Ibrahim's Bio
عضو اتحاد الكتاب.
رَأَس الديسك المركزي في موقع مبتدا، وديسك قسم الحياة بموقع دوت مصر.
مسؤول المراجعة اللغوية لمنشورات منظمة العمل الدولية في مصر، والعديد من دور النشر المصرية والعربية.
حاضَر في جامعات: زويل، والكندية، والقاهرة، والمنصورة.
حرَّر صفحتي السلم في جريدة “التحرير”، وصفحة “في الغميق” في الدستور.
مُدرِّب اللغة العربية بأكاديمية أونا، والتليفزيون الألماني في مصر “دويتشه فيله”.
يكتب مقالات ويترجم للعديد من المواقع المصرية والعربية.
صدرت له 9 كتب، بين قصة قصيرة ورواية ونقد أدبي وأدب رسائل وأدب ساخر، هي: يوميات مدرس في الأرياف، مِن غُلبي، جرُّ شكل، لولا وجود الحب، قراءة في كف الحب، نعيق الغراب، اللحاق بآخر عربة في القطار، بتوقيت القاهرة، لدي الكثير جدًا لأقوله لك.
John Yohanna's Bio
John is a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Art, department of cinema photography in 2001. Since then,
he never stopped improving his skills and tools by a series of training courses and workshops and he is certified by some of the most regionally and internationally recognized academies and training centers, among them: DW Akademie, ORF and ARIJ, especially in the fields of News Production and Investigative Journalism.
He was an assistant director with one of the most prominent filmmakers such as Atef Tayeb, Mohammed al-Najjar, Ali Abd al-Khaliq
He directed programs in ART since 1993
He directed life programs (variety programs – concerts- talk shows) 1997 -2010
Producer and director for the “Alo”, the program is being aired between three countries (Dubai, Cairo, Beirut) 1998-2002
Director of Arabic music festival concerts in the opera 2001- 2003
Director of “Sahraya” program
Head directing department in ART 2003 – 2010
Producer and director for ART sport channel 2002 – 2010
Directed the ART award festival 2005 – 2010
Distribution of Cinema 2005-2010 art festival awards ceremony director
Director of “Korsy el Mozee” 2008 and in ONTV
Director of “Baldna Bl Masry” Program with “Reem Maged” 2009 – 2013
Director of “25/30” Program with “Ibrahim Essa” 2013 -2015
Director of “ Raes Masr” Program 2014
Director of “Telt El Talata” Program with “Amr Khafagy from 2012 till present.
Director of “El Sada El Mohtrmen” Program with Youssif El Hussieny “2014 till present.
In the area of editing the television;
1) Sharbat El Loz
2) Niran Sadyqa
3) Sabaa Wasaya
4) El Ahd
Luai Samir's Bio
Marina El-Masry's Bio
Marwa Gadallah's Bio
After acquiring a solid experience over a few years, I started a news reporter career with Qatar TV then with Abu Dhabi TV before being approached by Dubai TV and became their correspondent in Egypt.
A major accident that took place in Egypt in 2006, the sinking of the Egyptian ferry Al-Salam that took the lives of hundreds of passengers, was a turning point that launched a new phase in my professional path in the production field as a Cinema Production Coordinator and Documentaries Line Producer the Middle East and North Africa.
I have a strong understanding of the region, reported and filmed in many Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco) as well as Europe and the USA.
Ambitious and results oriented individual with over twenty years experience in the field of journalism and television. Excellent Arabic, French and English proficiency. Strong skills in television reporting, presenting writing and editing. Strong skills in producing documentaries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of how media functions, excellent in depth understanding of Arabic media with a strong sense of initiative combined with team spirit. I have been working as a team leader in the recent years, traveling all over the region during and after the Arab spring.
Magi Habib's Bio
Mahmoud Mahdy's Bio
Mohamed Abdo's Bio
Mohamed Ali Eddin
Mohamed Ali Eddin's Bio
Starting his career as a reporter, Mohamed was passionate about finding interesting stories that touched readers. He soon noticed that even good writing went unread without photographs to help tell the story visually.
That realization led him to focus more on photojournalism and how a photographer can tell the whole story without words. In addition to the World Press Photo Reporting Change workshop, Ali Eddin has participated in the Noor Images Al-Liquindoi Photography Workshop and won grants from World Press Photo and Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. !
Phone number: +20 1004867085
Mohamed El-Kholy's Bio
Kholy was also a TV reporter covering live all of the 25th of Jan revolution events, and he was the only official reporter in the Egyptian Presidency through-out the rule of Mohamed Morsi and the start of president AbdelFattah elSiSi’s rule. Kholy has worked as a freelance in DW Arabic channel for 6 months.
Mohamed Tork's Bio
Produced more than 1800 news stories and some documentaries.
Olaf Klein's Bio
Rasha El Gammal
Rasha El Gammal's Bio
R.El Gammal has been working in OTV/ONTV since 2007. Currently she writes and hosts Qoum ya masry a show that benefits from the popularity of celebrating to encourage civil societies and promotions volunteers works. El gammal’s manin interest is Egypt’s history and future with an emphasis on education and civil rights.
Rasha El Shamy
Rasha El Shamy's Bio
Reem Magued's Bio
Randa Shaath's Bio
She received her BA from the American University in Cairo in Middle Eastern Studies in 1986, and her MA from the University of Minnesota, School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1987.
She is now teaching photography at AUC. She is a trainer and mentor of award winning photographers of AFAC’s Documentary Photography Program (ADPP program funded by The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, USA)
She was the Photo editor of Al Shorouk daily newspaper in Egypt from 2008 till April 2014. She has worked as a photographer and graphic designer for children’s books, photographer for Al-Ahram Weekly from 1994-2005 and served on the editorial board of Zawaya an arts and culture magazine. Her works exhibited in Egypt and abroad; the Photoforum in Switzerland, Witte de With Art Center, Holland, Fondation Tapies, Barcelona, Ifa Gallery, Germany, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Holland, Aperture and The International Center of Photography in New York. She represented Egypt at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2006.
She published 3 monographs: Watani ala Marma Haggar 1988, Misr Umm el Dunia 1990 and Under the Same Sky; Cairo 2003
Sayed Mahmoud's Bio
Samir Omar's Bio
He worked as a producer in both programs and news bulletin in the Egyptian television then in “Video Cairo Sat” company and as a TV reporter for Dubai TV Channel he also worked in Aljazeera channel in Cairo for 8 years then he became the office manager for the period of 9 months. Samir joined Sky News (AR) channel in the late 2011 afterwards he was appointed as the director in Cairo. Over about fifteen years he witnessed in Egypt and the Arab region coverage of events.He produced 9 Documentary movies that were displayed in both El Aljazeera and Sky News (AR) along with a lot of TV channels. He took advanced workshops in the following “TV journalism, investigating journalism, producing and directing documentaries film making in 2010. Samir then started to work as a trainer and as training consultant in press TV programs, risky locations coverage and in production and direction documentaries film-making .
Saverio Pesapane's Bio
In 2006, he directed Lost Highway, a documentary about the highways between Napoli and Caserta, in southern Italy, and the territories around them.
In 2008, he wrote and co-directed A Water Tale, a short movie included in Stories on Human Rights, a collective project commissioned by the UN for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
During the same year he wrote and co-directed Aral Citytellers, a documentary film shot on the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
In 2009, he wrote and co-directed Dubai Citytellers.
In 2010 he wrote and shot a series of short movies about HIV diffusion in Kenya, produced by Filmmaster, Milan.
In 2011 he took part as author, line producer and editor to the Francesco Jodices’s art video project “Spectaculum Spectatoris”, produced by Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. In 2012 he realized a second part of the project produced by Bildmuseet, Umea, Svezia
In 2011 and 2012 he wrote and directed “It’s countryside”, a documentary realized in the Nile Valley and Cairo, Egypt, produced and shown at Rotterdam Architecture Biennal in April 2012, and after at Istanbul Design Biennal, in October 2012, and at Twonhouse Gallery, Cairo, in February 2013.
He is working on a film about Egypt. Filming started in December 2011 in Cairo, and it will last until May 2013.
In the last years he has shown his works at the Istanbul Biennale; Rotterdam Biennial; Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain; MAMbo, Bologna; Madre di Napoli; Bildmuseet, Umea, Svezia; MUSEION, Bolzano; Winzavod Centre for contemporary Art, Moscow; Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze; Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Nederland; Théâtre national de Chaillot, Parigi
He teaches Photography and Filmmaking at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti of Milan.
Sherif Fathy's Bio
Stefano Strocchi's Bio
Tara Al Kadi
Tara Al Kadi's Bio
Despite teaching various subjects such as public opinion, public relations, media ethics, global media, and media research, Tara is particularly passionate about the topic of media ethics and its application in the Egyptian media system.
Tamer El Said
Tamer El Said's Bio
In 2007, Tamer El Said founded Zero Production to produce independent films. He is currently setting up Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Cairo, to support independent and alternative cinema in Egypt. He is also finishing his first feature length film, In the Last Days of the City due for release in 2013.