Lamees Dhaif (Arabic: لميس ضيف; born 26 June 1978) is a Bahraini journalist, active in the Bahraini resistance campaign. As early as 2009 she was in trouble, being summonsed to the Public Prosecutor's office after she had accused some judges of corruption.  She has supported the Bahraini uprising that began as part of the Arab Spring. Her work has made her the target of government crackdowns on journalists.
She is renowned for political and social criticism, including satirical articles. She has written in various newspapers in the Persian Gulf region, and she has a column in Alyaum, one of the most important newspapers in Saudi Arabia.
Dhaif became famous when she presented a program on Al-Rai, a private Kuwaiti television channel which talked about taboo issues such as poverty, sadism, prostitution, corruption, and inequality. It also included social issues such as enslavement of foreign labor and problems faced by local women who are married to foreigners.
Dhaif is popular among youth and intellectuals, but her articles have always aroused controversy. A legal case was filed against her after she harshly criticized corrupt judges, however, the case was suspended because of pressure from both local and international organizations.
Dhaif is also a human rights activist and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bahraini Journalists Association for three consecutive rounds. However, she resigned from the Association in protest at political reports issued by members from the Association. She faces fierce criticism, between now and then, because of her opposition to corruption.
Lamees Dhaif has won several awards including: Best Investigative Report in 2004, the Excellence Award in Journalism in 2008 (in the Second Regional Conference on Women), and was honored as best writer by the Women's Union in the International Women's Day in 2009. She was also awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from the Tully Center in New York.  Dhaif was voted among the most popular women on Twitter in the Arab World according to the magazine "Arageek"
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