Ron Kampeas

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Ron Kampeas is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), "responsible for coordinating coverage in the U.S. capital and analyzing political developments that affect the Jewish world."[1]

Career[edit]

In 1992 Kampeas joined The Associated Press in Jerusalem.[2] For over ten years, he worked at AP "in its bureaus in Jerusalem, New York, London and, most recently, Washington."[1] While living in Israel, he also worked for The Jerusalem Post, which still publishes his work originating with the JTA, and for "several Jewish organizations."[1]

He served as the Human Rights Coordinator for the News Media Guild.[3] In Washington, he wrote articles about "discrimination in the U.S. government and military, and he "was also a shop steward for two years": "'I've always had a keen interest in diversity issues, and believe they are a crucial part of the Guild's mandate,'" he was quoted as stating in August 2003.[2] Other places from which he has reported include: Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and West Africa.[1]

He was made Washington bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in the summer of 2003.[2]

Kampeas covers news pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace process relating to it, and he has spoken publicly about this subject in educational programs sponsored jointly by organizations like The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, at The Palestine Center.[4]

Personal history[edit]

Kampeas was born and raised in Montreal.[2] He is married to Doina Chiacu, who is also a former AP staff member, and they have two children.[2] He has two homes, one in Washington, D.C. and an apartment in East Talpiot,[5] a settlement in East Jerusalem.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ron Kampeas", official staff biography featured on the website of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, accessed March 26, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e , WiReport: A Publication of the News Media Guild Local 31222, The Newspaper Guild, CWA, AFL-CIO, CLC August 2003, accessed March 27, 2007.
  3. ^ "Human Rights", News Media Guild: The Union for the Information Age, The Newspaper Guild, 2003, accessed March 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "Politics and Perceptions of Peace: A Palestinian and Israeli Perspective": Summary of a Lecture by Journalists Said Arikat and Ron Kampeas, presented on June 14, 2005 at The Palestine Center summer educational program for interns sponsored by The Jerusalem Fund, For the Record, No. 228 (2nd of 4 in Series), 26 July 2005, accessed March 26, 2007.
  5. ^ Ron Kampeas, Growth and narratives, natural and unnatural, June 2, 2009

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