Dima Khatib is currently the managing director of AJ+, a digital 'news and beyond' platform based in San Francisco and Doha. She joined Al Jazeera in 1997 as a broadcast journalist in the very first Doha newsroom and quickly became a news producer, gaining popularity for her management of the channel's coverage of the Iraq War. She set up bureaus in China and Venezuela for the network and was the first female bureau chief for Al Jazeera.
In 19 years, Dima has reported from over thirty countries, interviewing presidents and people from all walks of life. In 2012, Dima was classified as the "most connected" woman on Twitter in the Middle East. Dima has also worked for WHO, Swiss Radio International, Al-Raya daily, Radio Qatar (French), and AFP. She has lectured in journalism at the American University in Dubai. Of Palestinian and Syrian heritage, Dima studied English Literature at Damascus University and holds a master's degree in translation from Geneva University, Switzerland. She speaks eight languages and writes in four of them. Dima has a published poetry collection in Arabic called Love Refugee.
She will be speaking during Session 2 entitled "The Impact of Technology on News Reporting".