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Caroline Faraj, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, joined CNN in 2001. Since then she has overseen the content and management of the CNN Arabic site which she launched in 2002, together with CNN Dubai operation and expansion until present. In 2014, she led the site’s comprehensive re-launch to embrace rapidly evolving consumer needs. She continues to oversee the Dubai operation and expansion.

Based in Dubai, she has overseen CNN Arabic during a time of great regional upheaval, over a period which has encompassed the US-led invasion of Iraq, the Arab spring and the rise of Islamist Militant group ISIS.

Before joining CNN, Faraj’s previous roles included Senior Political Reporter for Al Rai – the leading Arabic daily newspaper in Jordan, Managing Editor for English-language newspaper the Jordan Times and Regional Correspondent for the US Defense News. Faraj has also conceived and hosted Jordan’s first morning television talk show Youm Jadid.

Faraj was born in Amman, Jordan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications – Radio and Television from Yarmouk University in Jordan and a Master of Arts in International Journalism from City University London. Faraj is fluent in both Arabic and English.

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International Emmy Awards Juror for News and Current Affairs, Hult Prize Judge, Coca Cola awards Judge, Advisory board to many prominent universities, like City university of London and American University of Sharjah etc., Training young journalists.

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