TBS Editors
S. Abdallah Schleifer, publisher and senior editor, is the director of the Adham Center for Television Journalism and distinguished lecturer in mass communication at the American University in Cairo. 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. In 1997-8, on sabbatical leave from AUC for the academic year, Schleifer signed on for a one-year assignment to reorganize along professional lines the ART Broadcast and Production Center in Avezzano as its managing director, reporting directly to Sheikh Saleh Kamel. Schleifer is honorary and former chairman of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.
Hussein Y. Amin, senior editor, is professor and chair of the department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. Amin is the chairman of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)'s Research and Development committee and member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU). Amin serves as a member of the advisory boards of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), the Journal of International Communication (JIC), and the Global Media Journal (GMJ). Amin has published many research articles related to international and transnational broadcasting with specific reference to the Middle East.
Humphrey Davies, managing editor, is the publications manager for the Adham Center for Television Journalism. Davies is an Arabist, translator, and editor. His critical edition, translation, and lexicon of a seventeenth-century work on rural life in Egypt is forthcoming from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has translated Naguib Mahfouz's novel Thebes at War for the American University in Cairo Press (2003) and is currently at work on other translations from Arabic. Davies served as representative of the Ford Foundation in the Sudan from 1990 to 1993 and for the Middle East and North Africa region from 1993 to 1997.
Shems Friedlander, creative director, is an award-winning New York graphic designer who is now a senior lecturer in the department of journalism and mass communication and director of the Apple Center for Graphic Communications at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of nine books and has written many articles for publications worldwide.
Mayada Wahsh, web designer, is also managing editor of AdhamOnline.com. Prior to these positions Wahsh served at the Adham Center as design and editorial assistant to the former publications manager, Sarah Sullivan. Wahsh has served as a communications trainer and materials designer for NAMRU (Navy American Medical Research Unit.)
Contributing Editors
Jacob Arback is president of Business Research International (BRI), based in Los Angeles, CA. BRI advises clients in the global satellite, satellite services and pay television businesses and conducts cross-cultural executive training for Fortune 500 companies doing business in the Middle East. Arback is also a senior executive with Anytime TV, the new digital video delivery network. Prior to joining BRI, Arback was vice president of DirecTV-International, a subsidiary of GM-Hughes Electronics, and previously, was vice president, International Marketing, for Hughes Communications International, Inc.
Ralph Berenger, book reviews editor, is assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the American University in Cairo, where he teaches international communications, mass media theory, and mass media management. Berenger has held academic positions in the United States and has worked on newspaper and journals in the US and East Africa.
Janet Fine is an American film and television journalist based in New York and India, working as a contributing editor for Video Age International publication and is a correspondent for various publications, including Middle East film and TV contributor for Variety newspaper and film editor of Elan Magazine in Bombay. In addition, she works for Indian TV in New York as entertainment correspondent for “Vision of Asia” and a TV producer with CMM Studios in Bombay. She has authored five books.
Chris Forrester is a well-known broadcast journalist, with columns regularly published in Middle East-related magazines and newspapers. A frequent broadcaster, he is also author of Digital Television Broadcasting: Drivers for Growth and Pattern of Uptake,published in June 1998 by Phillips Business Information.
Naila Hamdy is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. She worked for 15 years in TV news, as a producer/reporter and videotape editor, for a variety of international stations including CBS News and ZDF.
Hamid Ouddane, TBS Internet Technologies Contributor, is EPG (electronic program guide) team leader at the Information Systems Department, Orbit.
Sarah Sullivan is the former and founding managing editor of TBS (issues 1 through 8) and manager of Adham Center publications and now works as Web and Publications Manager of the Arab American Institute in Washington DC.
David Wilmsen is director of the Arabic and Translation Studies Division at the American University in Cairo’s Center for Adult and Continuing Education. He provides TBS with English translations of Arabic-language material. He has seven years’ experience in public and community radio broadcasting, with a focus on international and cross-cultural programming.
Hala Abdulrahman, Cairo Correspondent
Assya Y. Ahmed, Cairo Correspondent
Azza Enanie, Cairo Correspondent
Magdi Ghoneim TV5, Paris, France Correspondent
Noha El-Hennawy, Cairo Correspondent
Jenny Jobbins, Cairo Correspondent
Heba Kandil, Cairo Correspondent
Monal Zeidan, CEO of Zeidan Consultancy, a Dubai public relations firm Gulf correspondent
Editorial Assistant
Anand Balakrishnan.
Editorial Advisory Board
Joe Foote (chairman) Cronkite Endowment Professor and Director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University
Radi A. Alkhas, ART Vice President for Technology and Development; former Director General, Jordan Radio and Television
Jon B. Alterman, Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC.
Frank Aycock, Department of Communication, Appalachian State University; former chairman of the Broadcast Education Association International Division
Douglas Boyd, College of Communication and Information Studies, University of Kentucky
David Chambers, Digital Content Management manager for Communications & Content industry, KPMG Consulting (Los Angeles)
James Curran, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Leo Gher, Head of Electronic Media Marketing and Management, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Chairman and CEO of Avery Media, Inc.
Cees Hamelink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Editor-in-chief of Gazette/The International Journal for Communication Studies
Yahya R. Kamalipour, Department of Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University Calumet
Robert W. Ross, CEO of New Skies Satellite and former president of Turner International, Inc.
Joe Straubhaar, Department of Radio, Television and Film, the University of Texas at Austin; former chairman of the Broadcast Education Association International Division
Leonard Teel, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for International Media Education, Georgia State University
Richard Vincent, Department of Communication, University of Hawaii, Manoa
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