The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) is a professional network for journalists of Arab and Middle Eastern descent.
AMEJA has hundreds of members from around the world. Our members trace their origins to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and Afghanistan, among other places. They work for organizations such as The Associated Press, Reuters, ABC, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, CNN, NBC, The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News.
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.