Advocacy & Communications Director for the Human Rights Watch’s Middle East & North Africa division

He is the founder, publisher and editor of Morocco’s best-selling weeklies, TelQuel and Nishan. He was awarded Best Investigative Journalist in the Arab World by the European Union twice. He writes for Time, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Le Monde and other publications. A co-author of Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism, Benchemsi also produced articles for academic institutions and think tanks including the National Endowment for Democracy and the Middle East Institute.