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Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi

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Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi is a London-based journalist, analyst on Arab affairs, and co-founder and chairman of Arab Media Watch,[1] a media watchdog organization that monitors and responds to British media coverage of the Arab world.



Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi was born in Kuwait to a Palestinian-Jordanian-Lebanese Muslim father and a Iraqi-Syrian mother. He attended City University in London, England where he studied international journalism and took interest in the way the media reported the Arab world while studying for a master's degree in international journalism.[2]

In March 2000, Nashashibi was a signer of a letter from Palestinian intellectuals who insisted that the people of Israel fully withdraw - including from Jerusalem, and permit the return of Palestinian refugees.[3] In October 2001, about a month after the September 11 attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States, Nashashibi noted how Palestinians supported Osama bin Laden's call for justice concerning their plight and how, unless Palestinians' plight is justly addressed, "the likes of bin Laden will continue to find favour."[4] In 2008, Nashashibi received a "Breakaway Award," awarded to promising new journalists, from the Next Century Foundation's International Council for Press and Broadcasting. The award recognises achievements in balanced reporting on the Middle East.[5]

Nashashibi's work includes writings and publications, interviews on television and radio, and invited speaking and debating at universities and colleges. He has worked and trained with many organisations such as Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, the UN Development Programme in Palestine, the Middle East Broadcasting Centre, and the Middle East Economic Survey in Cyprus.[6]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Sharif Nashashibi (September 18, 2001), "How far will Blair's tough talk apply to Irish terrorism?", Daily Telegraph, retrieved January 22, 2014
  • Sharif Nashashibi (November 14, 2008), "How US claims about Syria became media facts.", The Guardian, retrieved January 22, 2014
  • Sharif Nashashibi (January 2, 2014), "For Arabs, a bad 2013 leaves little hope for 2014", Yemen Times, retrieved January 22, 2014

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sharif is Co-founder
  2. ^ Dalila Mahdawi (January 2, 2009), "Group looks to alter media bias on Arab world", The Daily Star (Lebanon), retrieved January 22, 2014
  3. ^ "Palestinian intellectuals insist on full withdrawal", Middle East News Online, March 22, 2000, archived from the original on February 1, 2014, retrieved January 22, 2014
  4. ^ "Letter: Support for Israel", The Independent, October 15, 2001, archived from the original on January 22, 2014, retrieved January 22, 2014
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-06-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "On Syria's History of Inclusiveness". CivilNet. Retrieved 2015-09-07.

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