Al Ghad

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Al Ghad
The front page of the Al Ghad on Sunday 31 October 2010
Type Daily
Owner(s) Al Faridah Specialized Printing
Editor Jumana Ghunaimat
Founded 1 August 2004; 12 years ago (2004-08-01)
Language Arabic
Headquarters Amman
Website Al Ghad website

The Al Ghad (Arabic: الغد‎‎ meaning The Tomorrow) is a privately owned and the first independent Arabic daily national newspaper published in Jordan and headquartered in Amman.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Al Ghad was founded by Mohammad Alayyan in August 2004.[1][2][3] Alayyan is also the chairman of the Al Faridah Specialized Printing, publisher of the daily.[3][4] As of 2005 Emad Hmoud was the editor-in-chief of the paper.[5]

Militants stormed the paper's headquarters in November 2011, attacking employees. Editor-in-chief Mustafa Saleh's resignation the following month coincided with the dismissal of Jumana Ghunaimat, editor-and-chief of the state-owned al-Rai, by then-Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication, Rakan Al-Majali.[6] Its current editor-in-chief is Jumana Ghunaimat[1][7] who was appointed to the post in late 2011.[8] As of 2011 Mohammed Sweidan was the managing editor of the daily.[9]

In addition to its print version, it launched online version[1] which has reached a significant number of readers.[2] It was the 10th most visited website for 2010 in the MENA region.[10]

The paper was awarded three prizes in the categories of Best Design, Best Front Page, and Best Electronic Portal in the 7th Asia Media Awards, organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (IFRA).[2]


The newspaper is organized into five sections:[2]

  • Al Ghad Al Urduni (الغد الأردني): for local news of Jordan
  • Arabs and the World ( العرب والعالم): covers international and regional news
  • Al Tahaddi (التحدي): for sports news
  • Markets and Money (سوق ومال): covers world economical and business news
  • Hyatuna: this section covers different news related to health and environment

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Rana F. Sweis; Dina Baslan (10 October 2013). "Mapping Digital Media: Jordan" (PDF). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Al Ghad". Media Me. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b The Report: Emerging Jordan 2007. Oxford Business Group. 2007. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-902339-74-0. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". Jordan Media Institute. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Report on Media in Jordan for 2005". IFEX. 21 March 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Press and Cultural Freedom in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine" (Annual report). SKeyes. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jumana Ghunaimat". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Maaytah to Head Al Arab Al Yawm, Ghnaimat chief editor of Al Ghad daily". Ammon News. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Rana F. Sweis (2 March 2011). "In Jordan, Some Regret a Missed Opportunity". The New York Times. Amman. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2014.