ABOUT YOUSSEF KHAZEM

1957 - 2021


Education:

  • Leicester University, UK 1985–1986 M.A. Mass Communication
  • Lebanese University, Beirut 1978–1983 B.A. Information and Documentation
Worked at:
  • Arabnews
  • Al-Watan, Jeddah- 2008-2012
  • BBC World Service Trust, London - 2006-2008
  • Asharq Al-Awsat, London - 2004-2006
  • Al-Hayat, London - 1988-2004
  • Al-Tadamon, London - 1987-1988
  • Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford - 1986-1990
  • As-Safir, Beirut - 1982-1984

Achievements:

  • 2001: 6 field reports from Nuba Mountains (Sudan) were sold by Al-Hayat to Al-Qabas, Kuwait and published simultaneously in both dailies.
  • 2001: The only Arab journalist to report from Sudanese oil fields controlled by SPLA rebels in Southern Sudan.
  • 1998: The only Arab and international journalist reporting from the disputed Hanish Islands, Red Sea, before international arbitration ruling.
  • 1997: Trained 16 Palestinian journalists in cooperation with “FOJO”, the Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists, and Beir Zeit University (26 January–1 February).
  • 1996: The only Arab and international journalist who managed to board the plane carrying President Mobutu's family when he was ousted from power in Zaire (now the DRC).
  • 1996: Participated in a UNDP fact finding trip to Yemen and Djibouti and reported for the UNDP magazine "Choices" (8 -17 October).
  • 1993: The only Arab journalist accompanying the arrival of US troops in Somalia.
  • 1991: The only Arab journalist reporting from Somaliland when it became a self-declared republic.

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