Rana Alakbany is a Syrian-Libyan journalist, director of the North African Media Academy, an independent, non-profit organization that works to support the development of media in the Middle East and North Africa, established in 2020 by a group of independent journalists to enhance Quality and Independent journalism.
She ran several training projects for journalists that addressed the problems of modern journalism, such as data journalism, investigative journalism, verification, combating false and misinformation, digital security, gender issues, and digital media literacy.
Her experience is focused on journalistic editing, training, research and studies. She was arrested and imprisoned in Libya in 2011 due to her coverage of events during the revolution in Libya. She and her family were forced to emigrate and are currently residing in Italy.