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Ambassador Chris Ross

    Chris Ross, Special Coordinator for Public Diplomacy, has held a succession of important posts at the State Department, including Coordinator for Counterterrorism (1998), Ambassador to Syria (1991-98), and Ambassador to Algeria (1988-91). Sarah J. Sullivan spoke to Ambassador Ross in Washington DC about the US government's attempts to send …

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Media Groups Protest Israeli Harassment, Attacks

APRIL 20, 2002: Media organizations and watch groups around the world have complained to the Israeli government after multiple incidents of journalists being harassed, barred from covering the news, and in some cases shot at or expelled from the country. On April 3, BBC World News Editor Jonathan Baker protested to …

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Eason Jordan, CNN Chief News Executive

Eason Jordan, chief news executive and newsgathering president for the CNN News Group, talked to TBS Managing Editor Sarah Sullivan about covering Afghanistan, the Middle East, and other hot spots; whether US audiences are talking more of an interest in world news in the wake of September 11; and how …

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Roundtable Examines Ethics, Media Freedom in Lebanon

The roundtable "Professional Ethics, Media Legislation and Freedom of Expression in Lebanon," held in Beirut March 1-2, 2002, debated a proposed code of ethics for journalists in Lebanon and around the Arab world. The event was sponsored by the Institute for Professional Journalists at Lebanese American University, working in cooperation …

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The Courting of Al-Jazeera

While Washington asked the emir of Qatar to "rein in" Al-Jazeera, American networks were headed to Doha in search of a deal. It's nearly midnight in Doha, and we are in a cafe on a pier jutting out over the shoreline of the Persian Gulf. The cafe is empty and …

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Zafar Siddiqi, Middle East Business News [MEBN] Chairman and CEO

Middle East Business News, based in Dubai Media City, produces a weekly half-hour English-language business show for CNBC Europe. TBS Managing Editor Sarah Sullivan talked with MEBN Chairman and CEO Zafar Siddiqi about the company's decision to establish itself in Dubai. Sarah Sullivan: Why did you choose Dubai generally and Dubai Media City …

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Private-Sector Media City Launched in Amman

Despite the media free zone law being held up in parliament, the Jordanian Media City Company is up and running It's Dubai Media City and Egyptian Media Production City that have been making news in the trade press across the Middle East. But Jordan, the first in the region to …

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