Heba Dleweti

hibadlewati @hiba_dlewati

Heba Dleweti is a Syrian American journalist and filmmaker with a focus on migration and its intersections. Since 2014, she has covered the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis as a National Geographic Fulbright Storytelling Fellow, and as a freelance producer working with online, TV and documentary filmmaking teams in the Middle East and Europe. During her time at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Hiba co-directed, produced, shot and edited Mi Isla, a documentary following the story of Ezequiel Ferrer, a Puerto Rican teenager who moves to the Bronx after Hurricane Maria where he discovers boxing and questions about his identity. Hiba was a recipient of the 2018 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship Awards and completed a reporting fellowship with the Associated Press in Beirut. She is currently a fellow at Al Jazeera English in Doha. Heba Dleweti is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee. She is working with Lorena Rios to report on the ways in which stigma stifles sexual education in El Salvador.