Jihan Hafiz is an Egyptian/Samoan, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. Over the past eight years, she has covered some of the world's biggest news events in Latin America, the Middle East, the United States, and Europe. She co-directed "Benghazi Rising" which was nominated for a Rory Peck Award as best documentary in 2011 and won an Emmy in 2013 as a sound recordist for the HBO film about the Egyptian revolution, "In Tahrir Square." In 2015, her film "Fists Up! Fight Back!" won a National Association of Black Journalists award for television feature for Al Jazeera America. Jihan is currently based in Brazil and The Middle East.