Syrian woman Journalist Zaina Erhaim wins 2015 Peter Mackler Award
i. A Syria-based woman journalist Zaina Erhaim won the prestigious 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.
ii. She was bestowed with this award for her efforts to train citizen reporters in her war-ravaged country. She has trained about 100 citizen reporters (third of them are women) from inside Syria over the last two years. She also has helped in establishing new, independent newspapers and magazines in the war-torn country.