Ms Paula Slier

Paula Slier is the Middle East Bureau Chief of RT (Russia Today) and has worked in broadcasting for over 20 years as a foreign correspondent, anchorwoman and news editor. Her assignments have taken her across the globe, and she can often be seen reporting from the frontlines of Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, and Lebanon. Prior to joining RT, she was a senior reporter and news anchor with SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation). Paula has received numerous awards for her work, including being named a finalist in the Russian TEFI awards for her coverage of the Libya conflict and recognized twice as one of the most influential women in her native South Africa. In 2015 she was the South African winner in the media category of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards, Russian president Vladimir Putin has recognized Paula twice for her 'colossal input into the development of Russian journalism and for her professionalism in covering issues of paramount importance.' An extremely experienced speaker, Paula often takes part in some of the most important media conferences and summits all over the world. She is also an active participant in various working sessions of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights dedicated to the work of journalists in conflict zones.