Zineb is a journalist, writer and a Human Rights advocate from Morocco. She is a co-founder of the Alternative Movement for Individual Liberties (MALI movement) that became known for the oique-nique organized during Ramadan in 2009 in order to protest against the article of law that forbids eating in public.
Zineb is also a member of the Freedom and Democracy Movement, better known as the 20th February Movement, that strives for a real democracy in Morocco.
As a graduate with a degree in the Sociology of Religion, she published several articles on religious minorities and the Marabout cult in journal hebdomadaire, a pioneer of the independent press in Morocco, banned by the regime in January 2010. Deprived of her freedom of speech and victim of death threats and police intimidation, especially because of her actions against sexual harassment in public places.
Zineb El Rhazoui was recently published chapters in two books, Les 1000 unes de Charlie Hebdo (Ed. Les échappés) and Nouvelles du Maroc to which she contributed a political short story « Ahmed le businessman » (Coll. Miniatures, Ed. Magellan).
Early 2016, she published the book 13, where she tells about the hell of 13 November through13 witnesses at the heart of the attacks.
She was the ICORN writer in residence of Ljubljana City of Refuge from 2011 to 2013.