Mariwan F. Salihi is a Netherlands national, and a freelance journalist covering Iraqi and other Middle Eastern issues. He previously worked for "The Kurdish Globe" [Iraq's only English-language newspaper] and "Rudaw" [a multi-language news outlet], both based in Erbil, capital of northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region. He was also the English editor, for a brief period, at AKNews [Iraqi Kurdistan's news agency, based in Erbil] - and he's a eKurd.net contributing writer since 2009.
Mariwan F. Salihi has, furthermore, also contributed to numerous international and regional newspapers, publications and websites, including "Gulf News" [one of the largest, and most read, English-language dailies in the Middle East and North Africa region], "The National" [an influential, English-language daily based in Abu Dhabi] and the English-language daily, "Khaleej Times," both based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
He was also the editor-in-chief and star-writer and photographer at iErbil (www.ierbil.com), Iraqi Kurdistan's first English-language lifestyle magazine and site, from October 2011- March 2012.
He started his career in his early childhood as a TV presenter, later becoming a Dubai-based model who appeared in several recognized advertisements.
Mariwan F. Salihi resided in numerous countries, besides the Netherlands, including Russia, the United States, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Germany, Qatar and Iraq, and recently relocated to Kuwait temporarily.
He's fluent in 7 languages: English, Arabic, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Kurdish. Mariwan Salihi's photographs and writing talents appear regularly on popular sites, newspapers and magazines throughout the Middle East, Europe and beyond.