Hajer Naili, Media and Communications Manager, The Soufan Center




Hajer Naili is the Media and Communications Manager at The Soufan Center. She is a communications and media expert specialized in humanitarian affairs, displacement, and conflict. Ms. Naili started her career in France as a radio reporter and news anchor covering world news and social justice issues. She later shifted focus to cover women and gender issues.

Ms. Naili reported on the role of Arab women in the Arab Spring, the effects of displacement for Syrian women and girls in Jordan, and the driving factors behind French female teens joining ISIS. From 2015-2018, Ms. Naili joined the International Organization for Migration in Washington, D.C., as its Communications and Social Media Coordinator. In 2018 and 2019, she became the Roving Regional Media and Communications Adviser at the Norwegian Refugee Council in Central and West Africa. Over the course of her career, Ms. Naili covered and documented the humanitarian consequences of conflict and violence.

Her field missions included Northeast Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon, Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, as well as the Iraqi Kurdistan. Ms. Naili graduated from the French University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in Arts, Communications, & Journalism.