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Saleh Al-Batati

Freelance journalist, Wall Street Journal
Yemen
Mona Megalli

Saleh al-Batati is a Yemeni freelance journalist and a 2019 News and Documentary Emmy Award winner. He broke into journalism in 2012 reporting from South Yemen for the first English-language newspaper in Yemen, the Yemen Times. Since 2015, he has been working as a stringer from Yemen for the Wall Street Journal and has contributed to Al Jazeera English. In addition, al-Batati worked a fixer and a local producer for international news organizations including the BBC and VICE News covering the war in Yemen.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts and education from Al-Ahgaf University, Yemen. In 2018, he was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pursue an MA in International Media Business at the University of Westminster, London.

His research at Reuters Institute will focus on how Al-Jazeera Arabic and BBC Arabic reported the civilian casualties of the war in Yemen before and during the Saudi-Qatar crisis.