Caroline Faraj

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Caroline Faraj is Dubai Chief Operations Director and CNN Arabic Digital Services Director. Named to this position of editor in January 2002, she moved from Jordan, where she served as senior political reporter for Al Rai - the leading Arabic daily newspaper in Jordan - since 1987.  She also served as managing editor for the Jordan Times (Jordan’s only English daily newspaper) and regional correspondent for the US Defense News.

In her position as editor of, Faraj is responsible for the content and the management of the site, including supervision of a number of writers, as well as reporting for CNN when a story breaks.

Previously, Faraj held positions, in London for Dubai TV and in Jordan for Bahrain TV.  She also conceived and hosted the first morning TV talk show (Youm Jadid) live on Jordan television. Faraj has contributed numerous articles for the main regional and international media and done extensive research on specialized subjects related to the Arab world.

Between 1991-1993, Faraj was the only Jordanian journalist to cover the entire Arab-Israeli bilateral peace talks in Washington DC and elsewhere.

Faraj was born in Amman, Jordan.  She has a bachelor of arts in Journalism and Mass Communications – radio and television from Yarmouk University in Jordan and a master of arts from City University in London- International Journalism.  Faraj is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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