Jamal Dajani

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Jamal Dajani
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Mosaic Intelligence Report – Studio
Born (1957-04-02) April 2, 1957 (age 61)
Jerusalem, Israel
EducationColumbia University
OccupationBroadcast journalist

Jamal Dajani (Arabic: جمال الدجاني‎) is a Palestinian-American journalist and an award-winning producer. He is the co-founder of Arab Talk Radio. He formerly served as Director of Strategic Communications & Media for Palestinian leader Rami Hamdallah.[1] Prior to this he was Vice President of Middle East and North Africa at Internews. He is currently a lecturer at San Francisco State University.


Born in Jerusalem, Israel to a prominent Palestinian family, Dajani completed his early studies at Collège des Frères and attended Columbia University in New York City, where he received a B.A. in Political Science.

Dajani is former Vice President of Middle East and North Africa at Internews, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of International News at Link TV and co-creator and series producer of Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, winner of a Peabody Award.[2] In 2006, Dajani launched the Mosaic Intelligence Report, a weekly video analysis broadcast on Link TV and distributed online. He has also worked as producer and in an editorial capacity on several television productions, including Occupied Minds (a documentary about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict),[3] Who Speaks for Islam?,[4] and PBS Frontline World War of Ideas, where he acted .[5] as a consultant.[6] Dajani has made guest appearances on numerous television and radio networks, and is a contributor to the Listening Post on Al Jazeera English. He has published several articles on the Middle East and blogs regularly on The Huffington Post. He is the co-host of Arab Talk on KPOO radio.

Dajani was appointed by then Mayor Gavin Newsom to the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission where he served as Chair (2005–2009),[7] and served on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (2009–2011). He served for two years (2003–2004) as President of the Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco, and served on the board of New America Media, a collaboration of ethnic news organizations in the U.S.


  • 64th Annual Peabody Award for excellence in radio and television broadcasting – Producer, Mosaic
  • 10th Annual Webby Awards Honoree – Producer, Mosaic
  • ACCC- Community Service Award – 2005
  • New California Media "Pathbreaker" Special Achievement Award – 2003
  • City & County of San Francisco – Certificate of Honor – 2010
  • San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission – Certificate of Honor – 2009
  • State of Californian Senate – Certificate of Recognition – 2009

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  1. ^ "How Palestine plans to shift its media strategy". Northern California Chronicle. al-monitor.com. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  2. ^ [1] Archived January 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Washington Report on Middle East Affairs". Northern California Chronicle. Wrmea.org. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  4. ^ "Who Speaks For Islam: Wendy Hanamura, Jamal Dajani". Archive.org. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  5. ^ "Frontline / World: News War: The Arab Media Revolution". PBS. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  6. ^ "Frontline / World: News War". PBS. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  7. ^ [2] Archived February 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Occupied Minds

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