Katia Saleh is the founder and director of Batoota Films, a Beirut-based production company specializing in documentary films and web series productions. She is the Producer and driving force behind Shankaboot, the first Arabic web drama series and the winner of the 2011 International Digital Emmy Award®. She has produced and directed a number of documentaries in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, primarily for Channel 4, BBC World Service and Al Jazeera English. She has been for the past few years working in partnership with BBC Media Action, producing and directing various television, radio and web programmes targeting young audiences in Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Cambodia.
Katia also works as Media Consultant and Tutor. She holds an MPhil in Documentary Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and an MA in Film and Television Production from the University of Bristol.