Maha Taki is currently Director of Projects for Lebanon and Syria at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international charity, where she has developed and ran a number of multi-platform and multi-format programmes, including drama, documentary, PSAs, radio drama and radio discussion programmes.
Maha has a PhD (awarded a full scholarship) from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster completed in 2010. Her thesis explored how cultural, political and socio-economic factors influence how people use the Internet in everyday life, with focus on Lebanon and Syria.
Maha is also an independent documentary filmmaker – her first short documentary ‘On the Bench’ won first prize in the My Street award at the Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK. It documented the lives of 4 old gentlemen living in Hackney, East London.
She has been living and working in London since 2004.