Focusing on the Middle East with the objective to uncover the untold stories of the Arab World, Nawal was one of the few journalists who followed in closely the uprisings in Yemen and Saudi Arabia during the Arab Spring. Nawal then completed four documentaries focusing on the Yemeni Revolution and one on Saudi Arabia.
Nawal was the first journalist to enter the unchartered territory of Sa’adah and gained an exclusive interview with son of Houthi movement founder Baddredine Al-Houthi, Mohammed Baddredine Al-Houthi. She was nominated for two awards for her film “Saadah: The Untold Story”.
Following this, Nawal entered Saudi Arabia undercover and produced an investigative documentary on Shia oppression in Saudi Arabia. Most recently, Nawal produced and reported a documentary on the Yemeni political divide for BBC Arabic and BBC World.
•Self-shooting Producer / Director
•Fully Hostile Environment Trained
•Al-Jazeera News Presenter training
"Many people wish to achieve big dreams even before they build the capability for them, Nawal is one of the very few people who makes those dreams come true just because of how dedicated and confident she is. She told me once that anyone can be what he wishes to be no matter how high up that may seem, he just has to start making his way to it and he'll eventually get there. Nawal has been able to prove her theory through her outstanding production and presenting work which she achieved during a very short period of time. I have worked with her on several projects and every time we work together I discover a new talent."
Journalist & Producer
"The interview with Sheik Hamid Al-Ahmar was very interesting indeed, you did a simply wonderful job as an interviewer - great searching questions and excellent control of the flow of the event"
"Nawal is a true professional. As a broadcast designer I have worked with many producers in the industry but Nawal’s creativity and eye for detail is truly unique for her age, her instructions are clear and precise… it has been a pleasure working with her."
Broadcast designer and animator