World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Ghassan Shami

Designation: Journalist

Country: Lebanon

Ghassan Shami has had a long and distinguished career in journalism, particularly in Syria where he was bureau chief of ‘Alkifah Al Arabi’ magazine and ‘Sabah Al Kheir’ magazine. He also worked as the managing director of the Al Nahda radio station, and was managing editor of the Al Binaa newspaper. He has been involved in the writing and overseeing the production of five films and documentaries about the history of early Christianity in Levant, including one about St Maroun and another about St Simon (which won the Cairo Festival Award for documentaries section in 2001).  On top of that, he is the writer and presenter of “Ajras Al Machrek” TV show tackling the issue of the Christian culture in the Levant, which was broadcast on Al Mayadeen.

Media mogul

From newspapers to magazines, to films and TV shows, Shami’s output has been prodigious.