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CNN Presents Women in Media Breakfast

Join us for a series of thought provoking discussions around the key issues in MENA that make diversity and female leadership in the media industry a collective priority.

Join Caroline Faraj, VP Arabic Service, CNN, for a Keynote Interview and a series of hosted roundtable discussions around how organizations and individuals can work together to create better opportunities for the women of MENA in the media industry.

Interview with Caroline Faraj, VP Arabic Services, CNNI, Warner Media


Caroline Faraj, VP Arabic Services, joined CNN in 2001. Since then she has overseen the content and management of the CNN Arabic site, which she launched in 2002. In 2014, she led the site’s comprehensive re-launch to embrace rapidly evolving consumer needs.

Based in Dubai, she has overseen CNN Arabic during a time of great regional upheaval, over a period which has encompassed the US-led invasion of Iraq, the Arab spring and the rise of Islamist militant group ISIS.

Before joining CNN, Faraj’s previous roles included senior political reporter for Al Rai - the leading Arabic daily newspaper in Jordan, managing editor for English-language newspaper the Jordan Times and regional correspondent for the US Defense News. She has held positions in London for Dubai TV and in Jordan for Bahrain TV. She also conceived and hosted Jordan’s first morning television talk show Youm Jadid.

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 in International Journalism from City University in London. Faraj is fluent in both Arabic and English.


Choose from three hosted roundtable discussions:

Integrating diversity into organisational culture

Hosted by Noaf Ereiqat, Business Development Director for META, Netflix

Creating the right environment for women to succeed

Hosted by Karma Khayat, Vice Chairman, Aljadeed TV

A seat at the table - building the boardroom

Hosted by Zahra Zayhat, Vice President MENA, YuppTV

Women in Leadership

Hosted by Karin Baggström, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, STARZPLAY