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Management profile

ِAsef Hamidi

Director of News

Since joining Al Jazeera Arabic in 2005, Asef has worked in its main newsroom as a Producer, Executive Producer, Output Manager, and since 2015, the Director of News.

Before joining Al Jazeera Asef was the Chief Editor at Abu Dhabi News Channel from 2000-2005, and covered hot spots around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, South Africa and the Philippines.

Asef was Head of News for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation when it launched in 1993, and also covered Palestinian affairs for a number of regional and global stations.

He was the General Manager of Amwaj radio station in Palestine in the ‘90s, and worked as a freelance correspondent with Associated Press in Jordan and Yemen.

Asef is also a trainer at Al Jazeera Media Training Institute.

He has written three books:

Radio and TV Journalism: The Keys to Success and Secrets to Creativity (taught in several Arab journalism schools)

Writing to Picture

A Field Guide for TV Correspondents