NAAJA 2011 Journalism Conference speakers

Here is the list of speakers who addressed the 2011 NAAJA Journalism Conference

NAAJA’s 2011 Journalism Conference
Strengthen the voices of American Arabs
10 Years since Sept. 11, 2001
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan
APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2011

Speakers include:

– Phil Frayne, State Dept. Spokesman for Middle East Affairs
– Mohamed Dayem, Committee to Protect Journalists
George Hishmeh, journalist
Ali Younes, journalist
Roop Raj, FOX TV journalist
Khalil Ramal, journalist
Christine Tatum, former SPJ president
Lawrence Pintak, author and journalist, “The New Arab Journalist”
Stephen Coats, Sabeel Media
Joe Grimm, journalist
Steve Franklin, journalist, Chicago Community Media Workshop
Suzanne Manneh (New America Media)
Delinda Hanley, editor Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Warren David, Publisher,
Narij Warikoo, reporter Detroit Free Press
Laila alHusinni, Good Morning Michigan & Radio Baladi talkshow host
Ray Hanania, author, syndicated columnist (Jerusalem Post, and Radio Baladi talkshow host
Peter Hammer, Wayne State University
Imad Hamad, executive director ADC Michigan
Hasan Nawash, director Palestine Cultural Office
Ahmad Adam, President and founder of Crescent Foods
Renee Ahee, NAAMA Michigan
Hunaid M. Baliwala, Bridges TV
Ali Beydoun, Arab American Student Union Wayne State University
Brian J. Bowe is a visiting assistant professor of journalism in Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications
Laura Fawaz is a graduate from Oakland University with a major in broadcast journalism
– Steve Garmo, attorney
– Delia Habhab, journalist, communications
Janice Milhem is president of Milhem Images, Inc., a strategic marketing
Ginnnah Muhammad, civil rights activist
Weam Namou-Yatooma novelist, freelance writer, filmmaker and president of the Iraqi Artists Association
Ron Scott, Emmy Award-winning producer
Mansour Tadros, publisher al-Mustaqbal/The Future News newspaper Chicago
Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
Lloyd Weston, Founder, President, Editor & Publisher at Addison Leader Newspaper Corp. DuPage County, Il
Peter Wirth, president of G.W. Associates, Washington DC
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University
Nafeh I. AbuNab, photographer
Robert Rosser, The Iraqi Student Project

Featuring 12 panel discussions addressing a wide range of topics, including:

– the pro-democracy movements in the Middle East

– the movie Miral

– Helen Thomas controversy

– challenges facing the Arab and Muslim Ethnic media

– How mainstream media can better cover American Arabs and Muslims

A special workshop with one of the country’s leading communicators helping local organizations to improve their communications, create media, press releases and PR.

Sponsored by more than 25 organizations.