Belal Awad, Lizzie Phelan

Belal Awad, Lizzie Phelan

Belal Awad is a journalist and producer who between 2013 and 2016 was a crucial member of Ruptly’s foundational team as senior intake editor.

The son of an Iraqi father and an Algerian mother, Belal was raised between the UK and the Middle East. He studied History at the University of Bristol and later worked in human rights advocacy and with children with special educational needs within the state school system in the UK.

He currently works as Chief Operating Officer for redfish where he plays a key role in developing the company’s voice and style. Belal has also presented and produced some of redfish’s ground-breaking reports, from Jordan to southern