Dajani is a frequent guest on several national and international media broadcast networks and has published numerous articles on the Middle East in many print and electronic media outlets including The Huffington Post. He was a regular contributor to the Listening Post on Al Jazeera English.
Dajani was a board member of New America Media, at the time, the largest collaboration of ethnic news organizations in the U.S. He served under Mayor Gavin Newsom on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (2009-2011). Prior to this, he served on the Immigrant Rights Commission (2005-2009) where he was the first Arab-American to be elected chair in 2008. He also served for two years (2003-2004) as President of the Arab Cultural & Community Center in San Francisco.
Dajani graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a B.A. in Political Science. He is fluent in Arabic and English, and conversant in Hebrew and French.
64th Annual Peabody Award- Producer, Mosaic
10th Annual Webby Awards Honoree- Producer, Mosaic
New California Media -Special Achievement Award- 2003
Institute for Middle East Understanding- Honoree 2011
City & County of San Francisco- Certificate of Honor 2010
US Census Bureau- Certificate of Appreciation 2010
State of California Senate- Certificate of Recognition- 2009
S.F. Immigrant Rights Commission- Certificate of Honor- 2009
Arab Heritage Month Gala Award- 2009
ACCC- Community Service Award- 2005
He has been featured or quoted in the following publications & media outlets:
The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, US News & World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The International Herald Tribune, Al-Monitor, Associated Press, Global Post, Rolling Stone, Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications.
CNN Live Sunday, CBS- Sunday Morning & Evening News, MSNBC- News & The Nachman Show, KQED- On The Home Front, NBC- Nightly News with Tom Brokaw , ABC -World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, PBS -The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, FOX News with Brit Hume, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Univision, ARD Television-Germany, TV 5 Monde- France, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Abu Dhabi TV-UAE, Jordan TV, NOS Television- The Netherlands, NHK Television- Japan, and most Bay Area television networks.
NPR -Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Talk of the Nation, On The Media, Day to Day, the Morning Edition & the Weekend Edition, Public Radio-Marketplace, CBC (Canada), KCBS Radio, KALW, KQED, KGO, KPOO, Chicago Public Radio, WNYC, BBC World, CBC, Radio France, Swiss Radio, ABC National Radio Australia, IRIB Iran, Air America, Pacifica, Democracy Now, and others.
Dajani is a frequent speaker on many national & international conferences and panels organized by schools of journalism and renowned organizations such the World Economic Forum, the World's Affairs Council, the Commonwealth Club, UNESCO, the Aspen Institute and South by Southwest (SXSW). He curated an exhibit on Arab media at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York (Paley Center) and served as a judge at the Emmy Awards.
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