Mohamed Aboelgheit (1988–2022) was an Egyptian investigative journalist and columnist, who covered the international arms trade, human rights violations, extremism and kleptocracy in many countries. He had long experience in the field of combating misinformation on social media platforms, as well as working as a fact-checker for Arabic Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Aboelgheit also worked as a TV producer for Alaraby TV, On TV, Al-Hurra TV, and CNN International. He was awarded many prizes, including the United Nations Correspondents Association Award, Fetisov Journalism Award, Samir Kassir Award (by the EU), and the Heikal Prize for Arab Journalism. He was also nominated for two Emmy Awards.
Rudaina Halasa has been a translator for the past three decades, in addition to her job as a coordinator for the international programs for private schools, in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked as a freelance translator for many organizations, including the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), the research organization MRO, and Johud (the Jordanian Population Council).