Rabih Barakat is the head of the opinion page and a political columnist in Assafir Newspaper. He was a former news presenter and field reporter in different Arab news outlets.
Barakat has a Masters in International Media and Affairs from the Lebanese American University and a BA in Law from the Lebanese University. In 2016, he recieved his PhD in Media and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Rabie Barakat is a lecturer of media studies in the Lebanese American University and the American University of Beirut.