Radio interview with Arab News Editor Faisal Abbas 8 am (EST)

Radio interview with Arab News Editor Faisal Abbas 8 am (EST)
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SRMG Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohamad bin Farhan Al-Saud (left) and Faisal Abbas (right). Photo courtesy of the Arab News (www.ArabNews.com)
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Radio interview with Arab News Editor Faisal Abbas 8 am (EST)

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Radio interview with Arab News Editor Faisal Abbas 8 am (EST)

The Editor of the Arab News in Jiddah Saudia Arabia, Faisal Abbas, will discuss the expansion of the Arab World's largest English language newspaper and the news of the day.

The radio show "Radio Baladi" airs live on WNZK AM Radio in Detroit and also on 700 AM Radio in Washington DC on Radio Baladi with host Ray Hanania.

Click here to the listen to the radio show live.

The call in number is 248-557-3300.

The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) — the Middle East’s largest integrated publishing company — has announced the appointment of Faisal J. Abbas as editor-in-chief of Arab News effective Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

“The decision complements SRMG’s future vision of taking our titles to new heights by empowering young Saudi media leaders capable of meeting the aspirations of the new generation who are today’s biggest media consumers,” SRMG Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohamad bin Farhan Al-Saud said.

SRMG Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohamad bin Farhan Al-Saud (left) and Faisal Abbas (right). Photo courtesy of the Arab News (www.ArabNews.com)

SRMG Chairman Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohamad bin Farhan Al-Saud (left) and Faisal Abbas (right). Photo courtesy of the Arab News (www.ArabNews.com)

“Faisal J. Abbas is among the most prominent Saudi journalists on the international scene; he brings an impressive track record of successful media brands re-launching as well as expanding newsroom operations,” said Prince Badr.

He thanked the outgoing editor-in-chief of Arab News, Mohammad Al-Harthi, for his “enormous efforts.”

“We will continue to benefit from his expertise in various fields within our group. In addition, Al-Harthi will continue to maintain his position as the editor-in-chief of Sayidaty and Al-Jamila Magazines as well as their websites,” the chairman said.

Abbas thanked Prince Badr and the SRMG Board for their trust, saying: “I look forward to be working alongside the board and the team at this prestigious international Arab daily. Together, we will drive it to achieve its full future potential.”

Prior to joining Arab News, Abbas was the editor-in-chief of the Dubai-based Al Arabiya News Channel’s digital English service between 2012 and 2016.

He has also worked as a senior Middle East correspondent for the International Resource Journal and a blogger with the Huffington Post since 2008. Between 2004–2009 he was the media editor at SRMG’s London-based Pan-Arab daily, Asharq Al Awsat.

Abbas is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum (Davos), Institute for Public Diplomacy (Berlin) and Aspen Institute Italia. He is a fellow of the US State Department Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Journalism IV program, as well as an associate member of the Cambridge Union Society (CUS). He holds a Masters in Marketing Communications from London’s University of Westminster and a bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese American University.

Arab News, which is based in Jeddah, was founded in 1975. For over 40 years, it has been renowned as Saudi Arabia’s premier English language daily, covering local, regional and international affairs. It is available online via www.arabnews.com and across a number of social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

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RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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