Reviews

 

"Ghida Fakhry was asked to moderate a discussion on human rights a few years ago in Geneva and she was so impressive, my staff simply could hardly believe she was not a professional human rights lawyer!  She's smart and engaging and, most importantly, pulls no punches when posing questions -- a brilliant moderator, journalist and analyst!"

 — Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


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"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your presence at the First Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations and for the key role that you played in your plenary session. Your participation contributed greatly to the overall success of the Forum and ensured that key issues affecting cross-cultural understanding and respect were highlighted and discussed." 

 — Jorge Sampaio - UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations - Former President of Portugal


"I have known Ghida for more than ten years, and I highly recommend her as a superb moderator and facilitator with a deep understanding of world affairs. I have found her to be a consistently consummate professional who brings insight, style, and charm to all her endeavors."

    — Keith Porter - President of The Stanley Foundation


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"On Behalf of EU/EEAS, I would like to express my warmest thanks for moderating the High Level Panel "Women's Empowerment post-2015", during the European Development Days. . . Thanks to your expert moderator skills and your well-targeted interventions, you contributed greatly in creating the perfect setting for a constructive and interactive debate, much appreciated by all of us!"

Mara Marinaki - Ambassador - EEAS Principal Adviser on Gender and the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.


"Ghida did a fantastic job moderating the Wildlife Justice Commission's Public Hearing in November 2016. It was our first Public Hearing and it was thanks in large part to her skills as a moderator and presenter that it was widely considered to have been a great success. We are extremely grateful to have benefited from her expertise and skill."

 — Olivia Swaak-Goldman - Executive Director of the Wildlife Justice Commission


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"On behalf of the United Nations CEDAW 30th Anniversary Organizing Committee', we wish to express our sincere thanks for your participation in the 30th anniversary of the Convention, held at the United Nations' Headquarters last week.
We have received very positive feedback on the event from senior UN personnel,  NGO representatives and member states, and wish to acknowledge your role in this success. Thank you for your excellent moderation of the panel discussion. You brought  a dynamism and professionalism to the interaction that was enjoyable for both participants and observers alike."

  — Ines Alberdi - Executive Director UNIFEM
                                                                                                       — Navanethem Pillay - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


"Ghida has been performing a first class job in moderating high level international panels with Heads of State and prominent world leaders on the occasion of the Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) during several years . Her knowledge of the international agenda, her involvement in content, her talent as a moderator were recognized and admired by all, and immensely contributed to the quality of the debates. In my capacity as UNAOC coordinator of the Forum, it has always been a delight collaborating with Ghida and I have been impressed by her creative mind, her top professional standards, and her personal commitment."

  — Jean Christophe Bas - Founder and CEO of The Global Compas


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"I wanted to write to personally thank you for so expertly moderating our Power of Empowered Women event last week. You and the panelists communicated some very powerful messages to the broad Geneva community (and even globally - via twitter and Facebook!) about the importance of women;s leadership and full participation in all aspects of society, and the feedback we've received to date has been very encouraging"

— Pamela K. Hamamoto - Ambassador U.S. Mission Geneva


"Ghida is an excellent moderator and master of ceremonies for international events. I had the pleasure of working with her on an international meeting hosted by agencies of the United Nations and a UN member State. She was extremely well prepared for the high-level event, which featured government officials from many countries and representatives of civil society. Ghida was highly skilled in facilitating the meeting, bridging sessions, making speakers feel comfortable, and engaging the audience. She is extremely knowledgable about world affairs and speaks several languages. I highly recommend Ghida as a world-class moderator, facilitator, journalist and master of ceremonies. She is a pleasure to work with."

Ann Erb-Leoncavallo - Advocacy and Communications Adviser at UNFPA


Excerpt from Letter
"On behalf of the organizers of the High Level event on the Power of Empowered Women, which was held on Friday, the 26th of February 2013, alongside the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council, we would like to thank you for your participation and your valuable contribution to the success of this event.
Your important role as a panel moderator during this event was of paramount importance for the panelists and also for the participants, whom were able to present their stories and express their views and opinions in a coordinated, organized and constructive manner.
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— The Group of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations Office In Geneva


"Ghida is an excellent chair/moderator. In a very engaging and interactive way she brings out the best in discussion well beyond the usual understanding and briefing. She brings out key issues in an inquisitive yet fluent and respectful way. And all throughout the day with great energy, time management and interaction."

— Herman Sips - Climate change/climate finance negotiator, Senior Policy Coordinator Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment


"Ghida is a powerful presenter who brings considerable knowledge of international politics to the table. She was an outstanding ambassador for Al Jazeera English and was one of the channel's most popular personalities with our audiences."

 — Osama Saeed Bhutta - Director of Communications at Amnesty International


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"I would like to thank you very much for your active participation in the 13th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-2015), which took place in Hiroshima, Japan, from 30 November to 2 December 2015.
WTIS-2015 was a great success . . .Your contribution to WTIS was particularly relevant, enriched the discussions of the Symposium and contributed to its final outcome."

 — Cosmas Zavazava - Chief of Department - Telecommunication Development Bureau - ITU


"Ghida is a highly intelligent and multi-talented tv presenter, host and journalist. She is a total professional - authoritative, objective and well-informed - yet has a warm and accessible style and tone. She is meticulous in her subject preparation, a quick and responsive thinker and she remains calm under stress. She is a delight to work with in the studio - and great to have a laugh with afterwards."

Ingrid Falk - Manager of Programmes - Documentaries, Al Jazeera English


"Ghida is the consummate professional presenter. She is smart and engaged with all stories, and brings a wide range of experience to any project. In my experience she is a joy to work with."

  — Stephen Phelps - Writer/ Producer at Cookucina


"Ghida is a top professional!! Very detail oriented and well prepared. Excellent conducting interviews. Most importantly, cordial and friendly. It's always a pleasure to work with her."

     — Manny Samaniego - Director - ESPN Coral Gables