Mr. Radi Alkhas
CEO of Jordan Media City
Mr. Alkhas is the CEO of Jordan Media City Co., the first private media city in the region.
He worked at Jordan Television in 1968 and became the director general of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. Later, he became the vice-president for Arab Radio and Television Network from 1994-2004.
He also worked as a broadcasting expert in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and was responsible for setting up the Arab Television studio centers and satellite network of which most recently was Jordan Media City.
Mr. Saed Karajah
Founder and Senior Partner of Karajah & Associates Law Firm
Legal Counselor and Attorney at Law for Karajah & Associates Law Firm, which he established in 1994. Currently legally representing and counseling various national and international NGOs, companies and entities.
Actively involved in community development projects.
Worked throughout the Middle East, including in Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Dubai, Lebanon, and Yemen.
Past experiences include assisting the Ministerial Committee with the draft of the Companies Law in cooperation with INTAJ, and being part of the governmental committee for reviewing legislation as a preface of Yemen’s membership in the WTO.
Mr. Karajah has extensive expertise in Intellectual Property rights, pursuant to which he published a booklet on Establishing Civil Associations & Intellectual Property Rights of Arab Artists & Intellectuals, and prepared a research paper entitled, Civil Society in the Arab World: The Missing Concept.
Mr. Mohammad Alayyan
Chairman and Publisher of Al Ghad Newspaper
Mr. Alayyan is the founder of Alghad Daily Newspaper as well as Alwaseet Weekly Classified Newspaper in Jordan.
He established Al-Farida Specialized Printing which publishes Layalina, JO, Ahlan, Teen world, Viva, Venture and U magazines. He is also a former member of INJAZ for creation of economic opportunities for Jordanian youth.
He is a member of the International Advertising Association (IAA), the Young Arab Leaders (YAL), the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA). He is also a board member of the international organization IFRA.
Ms. Randa Habib
AFP Bureau Chief, Amman
Randa Habib has spent a quarter-century covering war, politics and economic development in the Middle East. Currently AFP's bureau chief in Amman, Jordan, she has reported extensively in Iraq and other hotspots, and interviewed royalty and top leaders throughout the region. She was granted the first interview of King Abdullah II in March 1999, less than three weeks after he became king of Jordan.
She founded the first Foreign Press Club in Jordan in 1996.
Ms Habib serves as governor on the Board of Directors of the Agence France Presse (AFP) Foundation, a non-profit-making organization set up by AFP, one of the three global news agencies. Its primary aim is to provide training to journalists in developing countries. www.fondation.afp.com.
In 2001, Randa Habib was awarded by the French president the decoration of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite".
In July 2008, Randa Habib was awarded the highest decoration in France, the “Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur” (French: "National Order of the Legion of Honour").
She is the author of a book "Hussein père et fils, Trente années qui ont changé le Moyen-Orient" at édition "l'Archipel", published in November 2007.An Arabic version of the book was published in August 2008 by Dar Al-Saqi. An English version was published in London January 2010.
Randa Habib is a French citizen, native of Lebanon who graduated in Administrative and Political studies.
Ms. Jennifer Hamarneh
The late Ms. Hamarneh was a founding member of the board of directors of the Jordan Media Institute. She passed away on 14 April 2015 after a life dedicated to supporting the freedom and independence of journalism.
Ms. Hamarneh will be missed and her contributions to JMI will be cherished and appreciated. Her service to Jordan had spanned decades and included heading the Jordan Times, the English language daily newspaper in Amman.
She had also served as media advisor to the late King Hussein from 1992 to 1993 and was part of the Royal Hashemite Court press team attending Arab-Israeli peace talks.
Ms. Hamarneh had also worked at Arthur Young and Company in Washington D.C. from 1979 to 1981.
Ms. Suzanne Afanah
Ms. Afaneh was Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Prior to that, she headed branding, communications and social responsibility at Zain, one of the leading telecommunication providers in the Middle East and Africa.
Earlier, she assumed different posts including producer, political correspondent, anchorwoman and chief editor at major networks including Cable News Network (CNN), Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and served as director of Jordan’s Satellite Channel.
She was a member of the executive committee of the Arab Women’s Summit 2002 where she led efforts to create the Arab Media Network and an award-winning media campaign to empower Arab women.
Ms Nada Doumani
Communication and Culture Manager of the Royal Film Commission
Nada Doumani has been working in media and communication for over 20 years. She holds a MA degree in Political Science from the American University in Beirut. From 1992to 1999, she worked as a print and radio journalist based in Switzerland, reporting mainly on Middle Eastern issues. From 1999 to 2007, she was a spokesperson and communication manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross at Geneva headquarters as well as in many conflict areas, including Kosovo, Burundi and Iraq.
Since 2008, Doumani is the Communication and Culture Manager of the Royal Film Commission in Amman .
In 2007, Doumani compiled and edited a book of testimonials by Iraqis “Wounds in the Palm Trees”. She wrote, produced and directed a documentary about Iraqi exiles, “Errant Home”, which won first prize in a festival in Italy in 2009.