Ziad worked for several media companies as a producer, director and host. He was a founder of PBC (Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation). He is a professor of broadcast journalism and Head of Media at UN radio in Sudan and a trainer at Tunisian National radio, and a member of PCIIS (Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society – PLO). He was Head of the Palestinian team of ‘Breaking the Ice’ – Palestinian-Israeli Peace mission to Antarctica, and was awarded a Sport Diplomacy Award in 2004 by SFGC (Search for Common Ground). He has a PhD degree in Mass Communication and is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, English and Spanish.
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.