Manar Yacoub Criner
Manar Yacoub Criner
Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist (MENA), Wikimedia Foundation
“I don't decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.“ Mahmoud Darwish

About me

Traveler, adventure lover. A strong believer in digital rights & social movements. I co-founded 7amleh The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media. I love music, cooking, and doing famous painting puzzles. When I'm not at work you will find me in my kitchen cooking for family and friends.

My work

I have experience more than 15 years working with NGOs national and international, and I have worked on communications, project management, and digital rights. I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in March 2022 and I am part of the Movement Communications team. As a senior communication specialist my work is focused on the Middle East and North African communities. My main goal is to support the community in MENA, create networking channels, and help to increase access to free Knowledge around the region.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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