Dr. Mostefa Souag is currently the acting director-general of Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this role, he held various positions within the network, including managing director of the Al Jazeera Arabic News Channel, director of news at Al Jazeera Arabic News Channel, and adviser to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani - the chairman of the board for Al Jazeera Media Network. Dr. Souag also served as the director of Al Jazeera's Centre for Studies. In London, he served as a bureau chief for the network.
Dr. Souag holds PhD in literary studies and was a professor of literary theory at the University of Algiers in Algeria until 1993, when he left teaching to pursue journalism. Before joining Al Jazeera, he worked for BBC and MBC.
Dr. Mostefa Souag is the co-chairman of the Al Jazeera Media Network presidium.
He will be speaking during Session 1.