Rana Sabbagh

Executive Director, is a Jordanian career journalist, columnist and media trainer with 28 years of experience in print journalism throughout the Arab world. A former chief editor of the Jordan Times (1999-2001), the first Arab female journalist in the history of the Levant to hold such a post, she was correspondent for Reuters International News Agency (1987-1997) in Jordan and the Gulf and helped establish Jordan's newest newspaper, Al-Ghad (2003-2004). In addition to her post at ARIJ, she is the Jordan correspondent for The Times (of London), regular columnist for the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat and media consultant/trainer for Thomsonreuters Foundation. Ms. Sabbagh also serves as an active member of various civil society and media advocacy groups, including, the International Women Forum and sits on the jury committee for several international media prizes. .

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