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Daoud Kuttab

Journalist, Media Activist, Documentary Producer

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Date of Birth:



Jerusalem, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Daoud Kuttab is a renowned Palestinian journalist, media activist, and educator. He is recognized for his contributions to the advancement of media freedom and independent journalism in the Arab world. His work includes founding significant media initiatives, producing award-winning documentaries, and playing an influential role in shaping contemporary Arab media.

Brief bio

Kuttab, a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, has made substantial contributions to journalism and media activism. He founded the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University and the Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN). Additionally, he established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station, and has been a vocal advocate for media freedom in the Middle East.

Major Milestones


  • Founding the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University (1996-2007): Led the institute, integrating public service broadcasting with community television​​...See More

  • Establishment of AmmanNet, the First Internet Radio in the Arab World (2000): A significant step in Arab digital media​​.

  • Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University (2007-2008): Taught a seminar on new media in the Arab world, influencing future media practitioners​​.

  • Media Training Workshops in Iran as a UNESCO Media Expert (2000 & 2002): Contributed to international media education and development​​.

  • Director-General of Community Media Network: Leading a not-for-profit organization to advance independent media in the Arab region​​.

  • Establishment of the Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN) (1995): Pioneered alternative media content in Arabic​​.

  • Production of Award-Winning Documentaries: Including 'Palestinian Diaries' and 'Jerusalem Under Siege' among others​​.

  • Advocacy for Media Freedom: Active involvement in efforts to promote media freedom in the Middle East​​.

  • Recognition with International Awards: Including the CPJ Freedom of Expression Award and the IPI World Press Freedom Hero​​​​.

  • Columnist for Major International Publications: Contributed op-eds to the NY Times, The Washington Post, and other prestigious publications​

Date of Last Update: 
December 30, 2023

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