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Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian journalist, Arab independent media activist.
Daoud Kuttab
I am a Palestinian journalist, media activist and former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. I am also an award winning journalist and TV producer.
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist and media activist. He is the former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, and current director general of Community Media Network (CMN), a not for profit media organization dedicated to advancing independent media in the Arab region.

Born in Jerusalemin 1955, Kuttab studied in the United States and has been working in journalism since 1980. He began his journalism career working in the Palestinian print media (Al-Fajr, Al-Quds and Asennara) as well as the audio-visual field (Documentary producer). He established and presided over the Jerusalem Film Institute in the 1990s. In 1995 he helped establish the Arabic Media Internet Network, a censorship free Arabic web site (

He also established the Institute of Modern Media at Al-Quds University, and ran it from 1996-2007. In 1997 he partially moved to Amman and in 2000 established the Arab world’s first internet radio station AmmanNet (

Mr. Kuttab is active in media freedom efforts in the Middle East. He has co-produced a number of award winning documentaries and children’s television programs. His op-ed columns have appeared in the NY Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angles Times, The Daily Telegraph and Shimbum Daily in Tokyo. He has received a number of international awards, among them the CPJ Freedom of Expression Award, the IPI World Press Freedom Hero, PEN Club USA Writing Freedom Award, the Leipzeg Courage in Freedom Award and the Next Foundation (UK) Peace through Media Award. He is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post, Palestine News Network, Al Arrabiya.Net and the Jordan Times.
Arab world, Palestine, Arab Spring, War on ISIS, democracy, free media, Jordan