Zahera Harb is a Lebanese journalist and academic. She teaches media studies for the Department of Culture, Film and Media at Nottingham University. She has more than ten years' experience as a journalist in Lebanon, working for Lebanese and international media organisations. She started as a news reporter and distinguished herself in the coverage of war operations in the battleA eld in south Lebanon. She is a member of the consultancy team of Thomson Foundation, UK, conducting media training for Arab journalists in and outside the Arab World. She is also a review editor for 'Journal of Media Practice'.