Rafiah Al Talei

Editor-in-Chief, Sada
Middle East Program
Rafiah Al Talei is the editor-in-chief for Sada in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.


Ph.D., Gulf Studies, Qatar University
MA, Arabic Literature, Sultan Qaboos University
BA, Mass Communication and Journalism, Sultan Qaboos University


Arabic; English


Rafiah Al Talei is the editor in chief for Sada in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on civil rights, women’s issues, and political developments in the Gulf. She has over twenty-five years of experience in Omani and international media networks, and most recently held the position of senior producer in the Public Liberties and Human Rights Center at Al Jazeera Media Network. 

Al Talei also has held fellowships at Stanford University, Syracuse University, and the National Endowment for Democracy. She has conducted research on women’s issues with Freedom House and with the International Council for Research and Exchange (IREX). She is a former candidate for parliament in Oman (Majlis Al-Shura) and frequently speaks on media freedom and women’s empowerment in the Gulf. 

  • North Africa Faces the Pandemic
    October 7, 2021 Live Online
    North Africa Faces the Pandemic

    Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East Program for the launch of a newly published Sada mini-documentary series, which offers a look into the pandemic’s effect on four vulnerable North African communities.

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