Samar el Kadi is a freelance Lebanese journalist. Worked with the Middle East Reporter and United Press International (UPI) as a reporter and writer covering the last years of the (1975-1990) Lebanese civil war and post-war Lebanon. Also covered the US invasion of Iraq remotely for UPI. For two years, was the day editor of the Lebanon desk of the Daily Star, the local English-language newspaper and later the editor of the society and culture sections of the London-based The Arab Weekly newspaper. Holder of a bachelor's degree in political sciences and public administration from the American University of Beirut.