|TBS Publishers and
Pintak is the director of the Adham
Center for Electronic Journalism at the
American University in Cairo. A veteran
of 30 years in journalism on four continents,
Pintak has contributed to many of the world’s
leading news organizations. He previously
served as Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor
of Journalism at the University of Michigan,
lecturing on the intersection of communications
and international policy at the Gerald R.
Ford School of Public Policy and in the
Communications, Middle East and Southeast
Asia studies programs. His books include
Beirut Outtakes: A TV Correspondent’s
Portrait of America’s Encounter with Terror
(Lexington 1988), Seeds of Hate: How
America’s flawed Middle East policy ignited
the jihad (Pluto 2003), and Reflections
in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam &
the War of Ideas, which will be published
in January 2006 (Pluto Books UK/Univ of
Walter Armbrust is Hourani Fellow and University
Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies
at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.
He is a cultural anthropologist whose research
interests focus on popular culture and mass
media in the Middle East. He is the author
of Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt,
and editor of Mass Mediations: New Approaches
to Popular Culture in the Middle East and
Beyond. Dr Armbrust is currently working
on a cultural history of the Egyptian cinema.
|Hani Shukrallah is a consultant for Al
Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
and is the former Editor of Al Ahram Weekly.
He writes a weekly commentary for The Daily
|TBS Managing Editor
Weyman , managing editor and webmaster
of TBS. He has an M.Phil. in Modern Middle
Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford,
where he earned distinction for his thesis
on a new Syrian youth magazine called Star.
Youth or Reshaping Compliance? Star Magzine,
Symbolic Production, and Competing Visions
of Shabab in Syria the thesis explores
the emergence of a new privately-owned domestically-produced
media sector in Syria as a response to growing
cultural and political threats to the regime.
George has also worked as a researcher on
Arab media for the Panos Institute in London
and has experience at Sky News.
|Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East
Program, Center for Strategic and International
Studies, Washington, D.C.
|Hussein Amin, chair of the Department of
Journalism and Mass Communication, American
University in Cairo, Egypt.
|Jon Anderson, chair of the Department of
Anthropology, Catholic University, Washington,
|Douglas A. Boyd, chief of staff, office
of the president and former dean, School of
Communication, University of Kentucky, U.S.
Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt, Germany.
Michael Hudson , director of the Arab Information
Project, Georgetown University, Washington,
|Adel Iskandar, University of Texas at Austin
|Rami Khouri, Editor-at-Large, Daily
Star Beirut; lecturer, American University
|Marwan Kraidy, assistant
professor of International Relations and International
Communication at the American University, Washington D.C. He is author
of Hybridity, or,
The Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple
University Press, 2005), and co-editor of
Global Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives
(Routledge, 2003). He is working on his current
book project, Screens of Contention: Arab
Media and the Challenges of Modernity,
as a 2005-2006 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars.
|Marc Lynch, Williams College. He is the
author of Voices of the New Arab Public:
Iraq, Al Jazeera, and Middle East Politics
|William A. Rugh, Institute for the Study
of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, U.S.
|Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster,
|Naomi Sakr, University of Westminster,
|Abdallah Schleifer, Washington D.C. bureau
chief, Al Arabiya (and TBS Journal founder)
Andrew Exum graduated from the
University of Pennsylvania in 2000. After
university, he accepted a commission in
the US Army and was decorated for valor
while leading a platoon of infantrymen in
Afghanistan in early 2002. Exum subsequently
led a platoon of Army Rangers into Iraq
in 2003 and developed his academic interest
in the Middle East while serving there.
After leaving the Army, Exum earned a master's
degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the
American University of Beirut in early 2006
and has accepted a fellowship in the Washington
Institute for Near East Policy's Military
and Security Studies Program for the 2006-2007
academic year. Exum is the author of one
book, This Man's Army, which won
a 2005 Distinguished Writing Award from
the Army Historical Foundation.
|Charles Levinson is a journalist for Agence
France Press based in Jerusalem. He is former
news editor of Cairo magazine.
|Hugh Miles is an award-winning freelance
journalist who has written for The Guardian,
the London Review of Books, and the
Sunday Times. Al Jazeera: The
Inside Story of the Arab News Channel that
Challenged the World is his first book.
|Sune Haugbolle completed his D.Phil at
Oxford University in 2006. He is a specialist
Shems Friedlander 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.