Founded in 1999, NAAJA is a network of professional journalists of American Arab heritage working in the mainstream American news media and in the American Arab ethnic media. We are proud to include several networking chapters in the United States and also NAAJA-Palestine, the local Chapter for Palestinian Journalists. We are also working to establish chapters in other Arab countries.
We seek to network with all American Arab journalists, and with professionals who work in the American Arab ethnic media or mainstream American media with ties to American Arab journalism training. We are a non-political, professional organization. Our purpose is not politics, though we recognize how important the issue of American Arabs plays in the political arena in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 America. We discuss and explore those issues among other mainstream journalism issues. And, we tolerate and encourage unrestricted debate and discussion on all issues.
NAAJA has Not-for-Profit status through it's partner affiliate the Union of Arab American Journalists (DBA NAAJA Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan.
We adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, which our members help translate into Arabic. We network with many American and American Arab journalism associations and professionals, particularly with the Asian American Journalists Association. We welcome your participation.
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Ali Younes is a columnist and journalist based Washington D.C. he is currently working as a Middle East analyst and writes on the Arab world political, social and cultural affairs. He is a regular analyst and commentator on news channels such as Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Fox news and NPR among others.
Nour Toumi is an Algerian journalist based in the United States and analyst on the Islamist question and has been dealing with this topic since 1990. He is Phd. candidate on political science at Toulouse University I. Toumi writes extensively on the Algerian fundamentalist movement and gives lectures on the subject. His analysis extends also to the foreign policy of Middle Eastern and North African countries. He is currently writing a book on the Algerian Islamist Movement. His web site is:
Ray Hanania is An award winning columnist, author and radio talkshow host, Hanania is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years experience. Named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" 2006/2007 by the New America Media Association, and the 2009 Winner of the Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigam Delta Chi Award 2009. His web site is www.Hanania.com. Hanania's columns are syndicated by Creators Syndicate, Hanania writes a weekly column for the Saudi Gazette . He also writes a weekly column for the Southwest News-Herald in Chicago. Hanania co-hosts Radio Baladi a live talk show on WNZK AM 690 Radio Friday mornings at 8 am (Eastern).