Marcomms360 - 4th October 2017

Chaker Khazaal: STEP Group, Editor-in-Chief

STEP Group

Editor-in-Chief

Chaker Khazaal: STEP Group, Editor-in-Chief

STEP Group

Editor-in-Chief

Biography

Chaker Khazaal is a Palestinian-Canadian reporter, speaker, former Huffington Post contributor, author of the Confessions of a War Child trilogy, and Editor in Chief of StepFeed and YallaFeed.

He worked as a public speaker and web-shows host in Canada before publishing his first novel, Confessions of a War Child (Part One) in March 2013, later followed by part two (subtitled Lia) published in 2014 and part three (subtitled Sahara) released in 2015. He traveled to refugee camps and conflict zones conducting interviews to inspire the events of his three novels and articles.

Chaker is an advocate for refugees and aspiring young writers. A savvy communicator, he has spoken at a number of platforms including United Nations Headquarters (New York), HuffPost Live, Google (San Francisco), msnbc’s Road Map show, International Youth Conference (Bahrain), Thomson Reuters Foundation (London), the launch of the 8th Arab Youth Survey (Dubai), and Harvard Arab World Conference 2017 (Jordan).

In 2015, Esquire Middle East named him Man of the Year; and in 2016, Chaker was ranked first by Arabian Business Magazine in the 100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40. In the same year, he was presented with the Mentor Arabia Award by Queen Silvia of Sweden and Prince Turki Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. In December 2016, Chaker was awarded the Global Trailblazer together with Arianna Huffington by New York based NGO Bridges of Understanding.

He is currently writing his fourth book, Tale of Tala.

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