Leila Molana-Allen


Leila Molana-Allen is a freelance video and photojournalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. Formerly a roving staff video journalist with The Economist in London, she covered news, politics and social affairs in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa. She now focuses on social instability and recovery in conflict zones, the lived experience of displacement, food culture and women's rights across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Leila has reported from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia and the West Bank among others for clients including Al Jazeera English, NBC News, BBC and News Deeply. She holds a BA in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Oxford and an MSc from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. When not behind the camera, she’s most likely found dancing in the Scottish Highlands or scuba diving somewhere she’s been strongly advised against going.

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