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Zain Salam Assaad

Freelance Journalist


Zain Salam Assaad was born and raised in a small town in the west of Syria before relocating to Germany in 2016. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Studies split between Berlin and Buenos Aires, Assaad brings insights from their
background in media and communication studies.

As a freelance journalist and translator, they focus on topics such as LGBTIQA+ rights, migration, and digital trends. Assaad contributes a column titled “Hypertext” to Missy Magazine, addressing socio-political issues. Additionally, they are involved as a discourse curator for the “Balance Club / Culture Festival” and the community project “softer spaces’ in Leipzig.

Updated April 2024