The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Khadija Ben Guenna

Khadija Ben Guenna

Industry: Media

Company: Al Jazeera

Designation: Presenter

Country: Qatar (Algeria)

As an Algerian television presenter with the Al Jazeera Network  in Doha, Khadija Ben Guenna has become one of the most familiar faces on Middle Eastern television, particularly as the network has become 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 Guenna worked in Paris and Algeria before joining the founding team at Al Jazeera.