100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Khadija Ben Ganna
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Khadija Ben Ganna

Industry: Media

Company: Al Jazeera

Designation: Presenter

Country: Algeria

Occupation: Presenter

As an Algerian television presenter with Al Jazeera in Doha, Khadija Ben Ghanna has become one of the most familiar faces on Middle East television, particularly as the network has becomes a crucial link between anti-government protesters and those in the outside world. Her decision to don the veil in 2003 sparked a huge amount of controversy and prompted a deluge of calls to the station’s switchboard. Ben Ganna worked in Paris and Algeria before joining the founding team at Al Jazeera.