Malaka Gharib

Malaka Gharib
Malaka Gharib is the editor of ONE's US Stories page and ONE's social media manager. 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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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......
Got 3 minutes? Find out how secrecy & corruption hurt the world’s poorest

Got 3 minutes? Find out how secrecy & corruption hurt the world’s poorest

ONE just launched a new report with this shocking fact: at least one trillion dollars is siphoned out of poor countries EACH year, robbing governments of valuable resources that could be used to fund the fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger. Why is this happening exactly? Well, you can read our report to find ou......
Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

In the face of the worst Ebola virus outbreak on record, the international community has rallied around critical efforts to stop the virus’ spread and care for those affected. You can be a part of the solution by donating to organizations that are providing vital support to communities in Western Africa, including these: Do......
Your thoughts: Is this dad crazy? Or genius?

Your thoughts: Is this dad crazy? Or genius?

When we saw this article, “A Dad Took His Sons to Israel and Syria to Show Them the Difference Between War and Video Games,” on RYOT News, we were flabbergasted and fascinated all at the same time. Was it a genius move? Or was it just plain reckless? We asked ONE members on Twitter, Facebook…...
Mark your calendar! Two events on MDG6 progress

Mark your calendar! Two events on MDG6 progress

August 18, 2014 marks the 500-day milestone until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 8 goals established by the United Nations and governments around the world to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Join in around the world to raise awareness of the progress made through the MDGs a......
Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

UPDATE: This post was changed on 1:40PM ET, August 7, 2014. Ben Rhodes was not able to participate last minute.  NOTE: This event has already passed. See a transcript of this chat here.  Ned Price, Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications at the White House, will be joining ONE for a Twitter chat......
What’s the first word you think of when…

What’s the first word you think of when…

Photos and video by Elizabeth Brady. We asked our VIP guests at ONE’s US Africa Leaders Summit bash to play a word association game with us yesterday. We showed them a random word, and they shared the first word that popped up in their heads. For some people, it was easy – and for others, it was a…...
VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

ONE brought over a group of top African artists to perform at the US Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. These musicians – D’banj, Omawumi Megbele, Fally Ipupa, Judith Sephuma, Wax Dey, Victoria Kimani, A.Y., Femi Kuti and Buffalo Souljah – were part of ONE’s Cocoa Na Chocolate vi......
In Tweets: World leaders commit to African energy

In Tweets: World leaders commit to African energy

It’s exciting to hear how everyone at the US Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., is telling the same story about energy and Africa. Take a look at some of the tweets from events today. Biggest announcements of the day: GE to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018 on facility development, skills training, & sus......
How the global health community is responding to Ebola

How the global health community is responding to Ebola

UPDATED 4:10 PM July 31 The spreading Ebola virus is making international headlines this week, months after the latest outbreak first began earlier this year. Ebola—a hemorrhagic fever spread primarily through blood and other bodily fluids—is scary and deadly, with no known vaccine or cure and a fatality rate of 60-90%. T......
3 Normal situations that become scary without power

3 Normal situations that become scary without power

Giving birth, studying and cooking: these are three totally normal situations that take place everywhere around the world each day. But without electricity, doing any of these things can be frustrating, scary, and in some cases, life threatening. That’s the reality for 7 in 10 people in Africa who live without power ev......
An open letter to everyone who signed ONE’s vaccines petition

An open letter to everyone who signed ONE’s vaccines petition

Dear ONE members: Wow, what an exhilarating past few weeks it has been! Yes, I’m talking about the World Cup. But I’m also talking about our global child vaccines petition, which 58,229 of you, from Australia to Trinidad and Tobago, signed with love, concern and compassion. Thanks to you, we are CLOSER to our u......
ONE hosts event as African leaders meet

ONE hosts event as African leaders meet

On August 4-6, dozens of African heads-of-state are coming to Washington, DC to meet President Obama and US officials as part of the first US-African Leaders Summit. When US and African leaders meet, it will be against a backdrop of a continent transforming at breakneck speed. Six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies......