Salameh Nematt

Country: Jordan
Nationality: Jordanian


Salameh Nematt has worked for over 25 years as a journalist, economic and political writer, and researcher and analyst of developments in the broader Middle East, Europe and the United States. He has reported extensively on Arab-Israeli political, economic, security and human rights issues, and has done in-depth analysis of conflicts throughout the Middle East, the Gulf, and North Africa.  In addition to being a well-established journalist, he has maintained his hobby and passion as a visual artist living between Washington DC and the Middle East. Prior to his work in Washington DC, Nematt served in London as Managing Editor for Al Hayat – LBC.  Previous positions include Amman Bureau Chief for Al Hayat, regional correspondent for the BBC Arabic Service radio, and Chief economic correspondent (later chief political correspondent) for the Jordan Times. While painting remained a hobby throughout his writing career, once he returned to Jordan in 2010 Nematt decided to dedicate himself wholly to his artistic work. He has contributed to numerous Arabic, English and other foreign language publications, including The Economist, Al-Quds, Middle East Magazine, Die Zeit, Newsweek, and BBC World Service as well as international broadcast media such as CNN, ABC News, PBS, MSNBC, CBC, Al-Jazeera, and others. Nematt was selected by the World Economic Forum’s organizing committee as a member of the Media Working Group, commissioned to plan a strategy for reforming the Arab media by 2010. He is winner of many journalistic prizes, including the the 2007 Eliav-Sartawi Middle Eastern Journalism prize presented by Columbia University’s School of Journalism and the School of International Public Affairs.

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