Holding a degree in journalism from Sana'a University, Faculty of Mass Information, Hafez has a long experience of working as a journalist and reporter for several Yemeni and foreign media outlets. In 2004, Hafez was elected as General Secretary of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate. As research fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C. from October 2006 to August 2007, he conducted research on freedom of press in the Arab world. As founder of YPC, he specialized in media and public opinion research.
Holding a Bachelor degree in Sociology, Kamal previously worked at the Central Statistical Organization before joining the YPC team. Kamal is the Head of Field Work and has extensive experience in monitoring and quality control, designing research projects and instruments, in addition to analysis and training of fieldwork teams.