Photo: Issa Al Kindy
July 14, 1971 |
Dima Khatib (Arabic: ديمة الخطيب) is a Syrian-born Palestinian  journalist. Since 1997, she has worked as a correspondent, producer, and Latin America Bureau Chief for the Al Jazeera network. Khatib speaks eight languages (Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, German).
Prior to her work with Al Jazeera, Khatib has worked for Swiss Radio International in Bern. During the Iraq War, she worked as a live news producer in Doha. She gave an interview to CNN's Larry King and Wolf Blitzer, and was featured in Control Room, a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
During her assignment as the Latin America Bureau Chief, she reported that Chávez was the first head of state to harshly condemn Israel over the Israeli-Lebanon conflict. She dismissed the claims that Gaddafi has escaped to Venezuela reporting from Caracas.
She received attention during Arab revolutions for providing frequent updates and commentary about recent events via her Twitter account. She has been classified among the most influential Arabs on Twitter      
Since 2013 Dima lectures journalism at the American University in Dubai. She gives talks and workshops around the globe. She organises regular poetry recitals in cities across the Gulf region, as well as Europe and Latin America.
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