City University of London awards Caroline Faraj honorary doctorate

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AMMAN — City, University of London has awarded an honorary doctorate to CNN Arabic Editor-in-Chief Caroline Faraj in recognition of her " outstanding leadership, and her commitment to supporting opportunities for women and young people in the Arab world", according to the award letter.اضافة اعلان

"Those nominated for our honorary doctorates have achieved high professional or academic distinction in their fields and are considered outstanding role models for our students," the letter said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

It stressed that Faraj has been a champion of new media and freedom of expression throughout her career and has been an influential figure in providing a platform for women to use their voice in the media across the Arab world.

One year after graduating from City, University of London (MA International Journalism, 2000) Faraj established CNN Arabic. She has been CNN Bureau Chief in Dubai since its inauguration, overseeing the content and management of the news website.

In 2014, Faraj orchestrated the site’s comprehensive re-launch and in 2015, CNN appointed Faraj as vice president of Arabic Services, the first Arab woman to hold the position.

The host of Jordan’s first morning television talk show Youm Jadid (New Day), Faraj, was a winner in 2021 Arab Woman Awards, recognized for her outstanding contribution to media in the Arab region, paving the way for other women in her field.

Faraj who is an active member of the Middle East Advisory Board at our Dubai campus since the launch, is also the Founding Vice President of the MENA Alumni Board and has championed and spoken at Bayes’ Global Women’s Leadership Program conferences.

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