Mnar Muhawesh is the executive director and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, and media start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues. Muhawesh soon became nationally recognized by her blog MintPress which featured her reporting and exclusive interviews. In 2011, she began her journey to turn her blog into a national news site, MintPress News, specializing in investigative and long form journalism through the lens of social justice and human rights- setting an example of what the responsibility of news media is: To Inform. MintPress correspondents are located across the nation and around the world.