Elia bin Michael Shaghori was a Syrian journalist and jurist. He received his education at the American University in Beirut before joining the faculty of law at Cairo University. Fluent in both English and French, Shaghori worked in journalism and was published in Lebanese newspapers, as well as weekly Damascus magazines. He worked at Al-Ayyam newspaper in Damascus and later then went on to publish Al-Ahad newspaper, which was active from 1939 until 1945. He also published Al-Balad newspaper.