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Abdallah Schleifer

S. Abdallah Schleifer is editor-at-large of  Arab Media & Society. He is the former director of the Adham Center and now professor emeritus in journalism and mass communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Prior to joining the AUC faculty, Schleifer served as NBC News Cairo Bureau Chief and Middle East producer/reporter based in Beirut, and has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for over 20 years. Schleifer is honorary and former chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.

Salah Negm, Head of MBC News

Salah Negm, Head of MBC News, is a key player in the transformation of MBC into a satellite platform in which one of the key components, as CEO Ali Al-Hedeithy revealed in his interview, will be Al-Arabiya, an all-news channel in which the owners of MBC participate with other investors and …

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Ali Al-Hedeithy, Director General of MBC

  From TBS's point of view Ali Al-Hedeithy is not only the CEO who managed an incredible move from London to Dubai and, while still in England, brought down MBC's costs while signing off on "Who Wants to Win a Million," the most popular show in the Arab world. He …

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Covering Al-Qa’ida, Covering Saddam

A dialogue between Al Jazeera London bureau chief Yosri Fouda and TBS Publisher and Senior Editor S. Abdallah Schleifer. SAS: Your special report " Top Secret: The Road to September 11th" broadcast in two installments last September by Al Jazeera contains the most detailed and undisputed confirmation by Al-Qa'ida leaders Khalid …

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Hany El Konayyesi, APTN Senior Editor

Middle East Custom Coverage is a unique service offered by APTN to its Middle East clients. TBS Senior Editor S. Abdallah Schleifer spoke with APTN Senior Editor Hany El Konayyesi about MECC and how it provides the region's broadcasters with global coverage, as well as a pool of new talent. S. Abdallah …

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Rodney Pinder, Reuters TV News Editor

Reuters' latest big step vis-a-vis the Middle East is its relocation into Dubai Media City. TBS Senior Editor S. Abdallah Schleifer spoke with Reuters TV News Editor Rodney Pinder in London about this move, the restructuring of Visnews into Reuters, and how new technology affects news coverage. S. Abdallah Schleifer: Can you outline …

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Steve Clark, MBC News Director

MBC is one of the newest clients of Dubai Media City—and a key client, even having a DMC building named for them. TBS Senior Editor S. Abdallah Schleifer spoke with MBC News Director Steve Clark in London about the advantages of moving to Dubai and how the move will affect their news …

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The Sweet and Sour Success of Al-Jazeera

Why is Al-Jazeera, the satellite television channel transmitting from Qatar—a small, relatively obscure Gulf Emirate—so popular, so powerful that it is starting to change the face of Arab TV news broadcasting? Al-Jazeera's impact is so powerful because until ten years ago TV journalism as we know it did not exist …

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Turning ART Around

An interview with John Tydeman, CEO, Arab Digital Distribution John Tydeman is CEO of Arab Digital Distribution (ADD), the platform company for the Arab Media Corporation (AMC) group which owns ART. ADD creates and manages bouquets of channels and markets and distributes these channels across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle …

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