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Ms. Caroline Faraj

Vice President Arabic Services, CNN

Caroline Faraj, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, joined CNN in 2001. Since then she has overseen the  content and management of the CNN Arabic site which she launched in 2002, together with CNN Dubai  operation and expansion until present. In 2014, she led the site’s comprehensive re-launch to embrace  rapidly evolving consumer needs. She continues to oversee the Dubai operation and expansion. 

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. Faraj has 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 London. Faraj is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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