Kholoud Khalifa

Media Trainer
Kholoud Khalifa is an Austrian-Egyptian journalist who is passionate about politics and human stories. She has experienced a number of different fields throughout her career and engaged with people from all walks of life. She has taught at several institutions, including the American University in Cairo and the University of Applied Science in Vienna. She also worked for the United Nations as a communications officer and advocated for refugees in both Egypt and Austria. She spent time as a culture analyst at a London-based consultancy firm and currently facilitates cross-cultural dialogue for Soliya, a New York-based organization. In addition to working as a media trainer at Fair Observer, she recently completed a degree in coaching and works with teams and individuals on personal growth and leadership.

The Legacy of America’s Failed War on Terror

November 22, 2021

Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. It was in the immediate aftermath that US President George W. Bush declared his infamous “war on terror” and launched a cataclysmic campaign of occupation in both Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2001, a US-led coalition invaded Afghanistan to...

After 8 Years in Office, Obama Signs Off

January 20, 2017

Obama has his faults, but he will go down as a president who impacted everyone around the world. As the US president leaves office, journalists, publications and prominent figures are assessing Barack Obama’s legacy and achievements over the past eight years. We cling on to the values and principles he’s...

This is Not TV: Donald Trump Elected President

November 09, 2016

The world is yet to see what a Trump America will look like. Will he be a people’s president? From the moment Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for president in 2015, people in America and around the globe snickered at the prospect of a billionaire reality TV personality with...

Europe Bound to Profit From Refugee Influx

October 10, 2015

Refugees should be seen as a blessing for the European economy, not a curse. European leaders have publicly acknowledged their open door policy for refugees is not only a moral obligation, but also a calculated step that could benefit Europe in the long-term. This is something that politicians have admitted...

Military Blunder Could Cost Egypt More Than Its War on Terror

September 30, 2015

Egypt investigates a military error after killing 12 tourists, but with little accountability, those responsible are unlikely to face prosecution. It wasn’t an apology that Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry offered during a joint press conference in Cairo with his Mexican counterpart, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, so much as a mechanical reading...

European Response to Refugee Crisis Proves People Power Works

September 13, 2015

World citizens must understand that they have every right to have their say on the global refugee crisis. The Syrian refugee crisis has been in the headlines of major news outlets over the past week, with pressure mounting on European leaders to take a “moral” stance against their original wishes....