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Arab Media in the New Age

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Duration: 0:29:47 | Added: 01 Jun 2018
George Hawatmeh (Jordan Radio and Television Corporation) gives a public lecture on Arab media in the new age. Chaired buy Philip Robins (St Antony's College).

George Hawatmeh is currently the Chairman of the Board of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Before his appointment to head the state-owned JRTVC in June 2016, he was an independent communications and media consultant. In this capacity, and as president of AWAN, Arab Media Consultants, a firm he founded in 2007, Hawatmeh publishes three Arabic online news websites and a fourth in English. Since 1998, he also has been working on developing a Web-based encyclopedia on the Arab World.

With a career in journalism that started in 1981, Hawatmeh reported for British newspapers and was editor-in-chief for three Jordanian daily newspapers (Al Ghad, Al Ra'i and the English-language Jordan Times). He also published a monthly magazine specialized in covering media issues in the Arab World. In 2000-2001, he served as director of the Jordan Information Bureau in Washington DC.

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