“The Foreign Correspondent study tour was conceived, delivered and is led by Dr Saba Bebawi who believes that journalism students can best understand international journalism in different countries and cultural contexts.
She has worked as a journalist since 1995, where she started working as a broadcaster/producer for Radio Jordan English service for four years, and also worked on a contract basis for CNN, World New Events (USA), and Dubai TV. Currently she is Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and a media development policy consultant and a media trainer. She has previously held academic positions at Monash University and Swinburne University in Australia, in addition to Zayed University in the UAE.
Saba is a journalism and media researcher who has published on media power and the role of media in democracy-building, in addition to investigative journalism in conflict and post-conflict regions. She is author of ‘Media Power and Global Television News: The role of Al Jazeera English’, and ‘Investigative Journalism in the Arab World: Issues and Challenges’, in addition to co-editor of ‘Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’.”
— SABA BEBAWI - Project Director and Study Tour Leader
“Andrew Dodd is the Program Director of Journalism at Swinburne. He was a broadcaster at ABC Radio National, where he presented many of the network¹s programs and founded the Media Report. He was a national reporter at ABC TV¹s 7.30 Report and a business and media reporter at The Australian newspaper. He has also worked at Triple R FM and RadioNetherlands and has freelanced for The Age, Crikey and several other publications. He has reported from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, North America and Africa.”
— ANDREW DODD - Study Tour Leader and Editor
“Najat is a lecturer in film and translator. In addition to her chosen specialisation of film studies, Najat has experience in media and communications especially radio and television. She spent seven years as announcer/producer at Radio Jordan’s English service and has worked in television and film production in Canada. In addition to teaching, her jobs have included working in development, production, narrating, writing and translating and other journalistic and administrative work.
Born and raised in Kuwait, Najat has also lived, studied and worked in Switzerland, Jordan, the UK and Canada. When she is not traveling or planning and researching her next trip Najat, is usually catching up with family and friends, as well as on reading and viewing material. Outside the world of film and media her interests include yoga and herbology.”
— NAJAT DAJANI - Local Consulting Producer