Malaka Gharib

Malaka Gharib
Malaka Gharib was ONE's US content editor and social media manager from 2010-2014. Before ONE, she was an interview producer at Al Jazeera English and a digital strategist at Virilion. She has a degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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14 of the most important global development moments of 2014 – as told in charts

14 of the most important global development moments of 2014 – as told in charts

  2014 was a big year for global development. The Ebola crisis proved why aid and strong health systems in developing countries matter. The growing inequality gap helped put a much-needed spotlight on anti-corruption and transparency. And it was a huge moment for HIV/AIDS – we have now reached a tipping point in t......
8 Comparisons that show just how big $1 trillion REALLY is!

8 Comparisons that show just how big $1 trillion REALLY is!

Every year, corruption siphons $1 trillion from developing countries.  $1 trillion is A LOT of money – money that could go toward fighting poverty, hunger and disease. But instead, it’s lining the pockets of shady dealers. In honor of International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9), we’re going to show you......
The 14 most popular ONE.org stories of 2014

The 14 most popular ONE.org stories of 2014

2014 was a big year for the ONE Blog. For the first time ever, we saw record-breaking traffic on our blog posts, showing us that you, dear readers, care about sharing compelling infographics, stories and photo essays just as much as taking advocacy actions. Our top stories this year includes everything from a quiz on African......
Tutu Alicante: ‘Corruption is more than about money. It’s about human beings’

Tutu Alicante: ‘Corruption is more than about money. It’s about human beings’

By Tutu Alicante, human rights lawyer and executive director of EG Justice, as told to ONE Editor Malaka Gharib.  In 1993, there was an incident in Annobón, my hometown in Equatorial Guinea, where two young men were killed and several men were tortured severely. Many of the young men ran into the forest in fear, including......
10 Incredible tech innovations from 2014 that will benefit humanity

10 Incredible tech innovations from 2014 that will benefit humanity

We may not have flying cars or teleportation devices yet, but we do have some incredible technologies that are helping to make the world a better place. Every year, the Tech Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that are doing just that – significantly improving human conditions in the categories of enviro......
A heroic choice: 4 Volunteer opportunities to fight Ebola in West Africa

A heroic choice: 4 Volunteer opportunities to fight Ebola in West Africa

As the West African Ebola outbreak continues to grow, donors have begun to step up to the plate and make significant pledges of money, supplies, and resources.  But experts tell us that one area where the region is still running on short supply of is skilled medical workers who are willing to volunteer. No one…...
Hey guys, why do YOU support girls and women around the world?

Hey guys, why do YOU support girls and women around the world?

As the #HeforShe movement reminded us, taking a stand for women and girls is taking a stand for humanity. It’s not just a fight for women, but for men, too.  We asked 6 guys brave enough to attend the ONE Girls and Women blogger summit (where 95% of the attendees are ladies) to tell us why they –…...
25 most shocking global poverty facts

25 most shocking global poverty facts

Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren’t haunted houses or ghosts that go “BOO!” – it’s what’s happening right outside your window. I asked our policy team to share the most surprising, illuminating facts they’ve come across in global development. Here’......
What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

The fact that this song exists is proof that #selfie has gone totally mainstream. But may I introduce you to her older, smarter, wiser stepsister, the #shelfie? It’s actually a “thing” – take a look: Thanks @blackwelloxford, we couldn’t resist taking a #shelfie! Here’s @KateFT, a shelf full......
What it takes to set up an Ebola care center: Interview with Save the Children

What it takes to set up an Ebola care center: Interview with Save the Children

How does one go about the brave task of setting up a secure, effective treatment unit to fight Ebola, the deadly virus that has claimed the lives of 4,033 people? To help answer that question, I turned to Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, to tell us about her organization’s experience setting&he......
The current state of aid: 6 things you need to know

The current state of aid: 6 things you need to know

In the age of smart phone watches, GPS and self-driving cars (well, almost), more than 1 billion people on the planet still live under $1.25 a day. The world is meeting next year to agree on goals to bring this number down to zero by 2030. But we won’t be able to reach those goals without…...
Q&A: Capt. Tappero answers YOUR questions on Ebola

Q&A: Capt. Tappero answers YOUR questions on Ebola

Last month, Capt. Jordan Tappero shared a powerful and honest essay about what it was really like fighting Ebola in Liberia with the United States Government’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. He had witnessed conditions so troubling during his time in Liberia that he couldn’t even tell his family. He also risked h......
VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

Actor Idris Elba told world leaders to take urgent action on Ebola from the Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City this week. His message is a part of a short crowdsourced film being sent to world leaders at the UN General Assembly. Idris put special emphasis on the Ebola crisis, which has claimed the lives of near......
Power, corruption & lies: Interview with investigative journalist Ken Silverstein

Power, corruption & lies: Interview with investigative journalist Ken Silverstein

When it comes to exposing global corruption, investigative journalists have an important role to play. They uncover otherwise unknown stories that enable citizens to stay informed and take action by holding their government leaders and corporate entities accountable. That’s why ONE staffers were thrilled to sit down wit......
Meet Angolan transparency champion Rafael Marques

Meet Angolan transparency champion Rafael Marques

In Angola, fighting corruption is not a popular line of work. Oftentimes, powerful businessmen and political figures are the culprits, and for activists, whistle-blowing can potentially put their lives in danger. But Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has devoted his entire career to increasing transparency in his c......
In Photos: Living in quarantine to contain the Ebola virus

In Photos: Living in quarantine to contain the Ebola virus

Photos by Frances Kennedy, WFP In Liberia, one of countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, neighborhoods like Dolo’s Town and West Point were being quarantined to contain the spread of the virus. The quarantine has since been lifted, but for a period of 21 days, it changed daily life for thousands of Liberians. Th......