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Jamal Dajani

Jamal Dajani

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1957
  • Age: 59
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Jamal Dajani is a Palestinian-American journalist and an award-winning producer. He is the co-founder of Arab Talk Radio. Prior to this he was Vice President of Middle East and North Africa at Internews.

Born in Jerusalem to a prominent Palestinian family, Dajani completed his early studies at Collège des Frères and attended Columbia University in New York City, where he received a B.A. in Political Science.
Dajani is former Vice President of Middle East and North Africa at Internews, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of International News at Link TV and co-creator and series producer of Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, winner of a Peabody Award. In 2006, Dajani launched the Mosaic Intelligence Report, a weekly video analysis broadcast on Link TV and distributed online. He has also worked as producer and in an editorial capacity on several television productions, including Occupied Minds (a documentary about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict), Who Speaks for Islam?, and PBS Frontline World War of Ideas, where he acted as a consultant. He is author of The Arab Media Revolution.
Dajani has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio networks, and is a contributor to the Listening Post on Al Jazeera English. He has published several articles on the Middle East and blogs regularly on The Huffington Post. He is the co-host of Arab Talk on KPOO radio, and serves on the board of New America Media, a collaboration of ethnic news organizations in the U.S.
Dajani served on the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission (2005–2009), and served on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (2009–2011). He served for two years (2003–2004) as President of the Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco.


Achievements and Awards


64th Annual Peabody Award for excellence in radio and television broadcasting- Producer, Mosaic

10th Annual Webby Awards Honoree- Producer, Mosaic

ACCC- Community Service Award- 2005

New California Media "Pathbreaker" -Special Achievement Award- 2003

City & County of San Francisco- Certificate of Honor- 2010

San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission- Certificate of Honor- 2009

State of Californian Senate- Certificate of Recognition- 2009

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