Osama A. Siblani
Publisher, The Arab American News
Since September 7, 1984
A Michigan Journalism Hall of Famer
April 21, 2013
Osama Siblani is the publisher of The Arab American News, the largest and most widely circulated Arab American publication in the United States. He was inducted in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on April 21, 2013. A recipient of the "Spirit of Diversity in Journalism Award" from Wayne State University.
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- LBC-Lebanese Broadcasting Network
- Al Manar TV
- ABC News
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- CNN's Larry King Live
- CNN's Crossfire
- CNN's News Night
- ABC's Nightline
- MSNBC's Hardball
- MSNBC Abrams Report
- Al Jazeera & all Arab media
- Fox's- The O'Reilly Factor
- PBS's MacNeil Lehrer Report
- USA Today
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- The Washington Post
- The Detroit Free Press
- The Detroit News
- Asharq Alawsat Pan Arab daily
based in London, England
- Assafir Lebanon's leading newspaper
- Chicago Tribune
- Los Angeles Times
- Philadelphia Inquirer
- Boston Globe and Mail
- The Weekly Standard
- The New Yorker
- Le Monde
- Le Republic
- Successive American administrations
have sought Mr. Siblani's counsel
at the White House on issues related to the Arab World
- He attended the Arafat-Rabin-Clinton
White House signing ceremony
- As a journalist, the White House and
State Department press offices
stay in contact with him and he has attended White House lawn
picnics for the media.
- Siblani's influence extends abroad as well. He met with several Arab world leaders, including, most recently, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa, as well as with Lebanese President Michelle Suliman.
- He has been a guest of former Tunisian President Zine al-Abideen bin Ali, late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahater Mohamed, among other world leaders.
- Journalists have applauded Siblani
not only as a source but as a peer.
- In 2003, he addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors at their annual convention.
- He is a frequent lecturer on U.S.-Arab relations and the role of ethnic, minority and alternative media in America, at several American universities, including the Columbia University School of Journalism, the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University and Wayne State University, among others.
- He hosted, in 2011, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) convention in Detroit with a grand opening reception in Dearborn, MI.
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