Journalist and Columnist
Sawsan Al Shaer is a prominent Bahraini journalist and columnist for the Pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat and Bahrain’s Al-Watan. She promotes social and political awareness through her columns, the most prominent of which is titled the ‘Final Say’. Al Shaer also presented a political television programme on Bahrain TV under the same title. Previously, she worked at Al-Ayyam newspaper from 1989 to 2005. Al Shaer has also worked for several other newspapers across the GCC. She has played a key role in establishing a number of civil society organisations, as a member of the founding board of the Bahrain Child Development Society, the Consumer Protection Society, the Journalist Society and the Al Rahma Centre. She has received multiple national and international awards like the Medal of Aptitude from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and the Arab Women’s Award for Community Awareness in Bahrain and the Gulf region.