Yasmine Merei is a Syrian writer and journalist. She is the founder and director of Women for Common Spaces initiative in Berlin, specialized in refugee women issues and integration tools. She is also the editing in chief of Bawabat Souria, an online magazine which focuses on the Syrian current situation.
In 2013 – 2015, she co-founded and moderated The Forum of Knowledge and Freedom of Expression, in Gaziantep – Turkey. Through this forum, she focused on discussing the political situation in Syria, with a group of speakers from different political, journalistic and academic backgrounds, in the first Syrian dialogue experience in exile. In 2013 – 2016, she worked as the managing editor of the women’s magazine ‘Saiedet Souria’. She is continuously publishing articles and was a fellow at ‘The White Sea’ Residency Program for Artists at Risk by Allianz Kulturstiftung 2017.