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Faiza Ambah : biography


Faiza Saleh Ambah is a Saudi Arabian journalist for The Washington Post and is noted as one of the first female Saudi journalists.Abeer Mishkhas. "". Arab News. April 5, 2005. Accessed August 7, 2009.


Her father, Saleh Ambah, was the College of Petroleum and Mineral's Dean of Students before being imprisoned by order of King Faisal for expounding democratic ideals against the authoritarian rule of the Al Saud.


She was one of the first, if not the first, female Saudi journalists to become a working reporter for a Saudi news organization when she joined the Arab News in the late 1980s.

Since 2006, she has been a correspondent for The Washington Post's Foreign Service in Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, she worked there for The Christian Science Monitor.Staff biography. "". The Washington Post. undated. Accessed August 7, 2009.

Before The Christian Science Monitor, Faiza was a writer with The Associated Press, based in the United Arab Emirates.

She left her job as Gulf Correspondent for The Washington Post in 2009 to focus on filmmaking and recently completed a summer program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Faiza documented her experience at Sundance Institute’s RAWI Screenwriters Lab in Jordan where she honed her storytelling skills under the guidance of Creative Advisors.

She worked on a wonderful script "A Reverence for Spiders" and was selected to participate in a Sundance Institute program.

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