The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (“AMEJA”) was founded as a U.S.-registered nonprofit for media professionals of Arab and Middle Eastern descent who work independently or for news organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Its goals are:

1. To create a forum that allows members to network and discuss professional issues.

2.  To publicize opportunities for career advancement among members.

3. To promote accurate coverage of the Middle East and its peoples.

4. To facilitate contact between journalists and sources based in the Middle East.

5. To encourage Arab and Middle Eastern youth to pursue careers in journalism.


Hoda Osman

Jamal Rayyis
Vice President

Kareem Fahim

Walid el-Gabry
Board Member

Tamer el-Ghobashy
Board Member


Golnoush Niknejad
Board Member

Mahdis Keshavarz
Board Member

Rima Abdelkader
Board Member

Mona Iskander
Board Member