Yusuf Omar

Award-winning journalist and Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories

Yusuf Omar is a multi-award-winning journalist and Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories, a global network of mobile storytellers creating videos about people positively changing their worlds. Yusuf is also a TEDx speaker and former CNN Senior Social Media Reporter on Snapchat. Previously the Mobile Editor at The Hindustan Times in India, Yusuf empowered 750 journalists to tell stories with their phones. Armed with a smartphone and Snapchat, Yusuf filmed abuse survivors with a smartphone in ‘selfie’ mode. Yusuf has been a foreign correspondent with just his phone since 2010 and covered the Syrian civil war. At Hashtag Our Stories, he’s empowering mobile video storytelling communities around the world.

Position: Co-founder, Hashtag Our Stories