Most Influential Arab Woman on Twitter
Dima Khatib is a Syrian-born Palestinian journalist. Since 1997, she has worked as a correspondent, producer, and Latin America Bureau Chief for the Al Jazeera network.
Prior to her work with Al Jazeera, Khatib worked for Swiss Radio International in Bern and for Agence France-Presse. She was interviewed by CNN’s Larry King and Wolf Blitzer, and was featured in Control Room, a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Dima was the first Arab journalist to be based in Latin America, reporting to the Arab world. She was the first Arab journalist to report from the Amazon forest. She is also the first and only woman bureau chief in Al Jazeera.
She has conducted exclusive interviews with many Latin American leaders such as the late Hugo Chavez, Lula da Silva and Evo Morales among others.
She received attention during the Arab revolutions for providing frequent updates and commentary about recent events via her Twitter account. With nearly 300 thousand followers, she has been classified among the most influential Arabs on Twitter.
For the past two years Dima has been lecturing at the journalism school of the American University in Dubai and writing poetry, which she first started posting on Twitter during the Arab revolutions.
She will release her first book of poetry in 2015.
BASED IN: Caracas, Venezuela and Abu Dhabi, UAE
LANGUAGES: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese and German.
DIMA ON SCREEN
Dima in Spanish
Dima in French
Dima in Arabic