Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Arab-American Press Guild Awards

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Arab-American Press Guild Awards

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The Arab-American Press Guild's fifth annual convention at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA focused on "Arab-American Press: Advertising and Marketing Strategies in the 90's." The AAPG, founded in 1985 by Arab-American journalists to assist the community's media needs and coordinate press issues related to the Arab world in the United States, may be contacted at P.O. Box 291190, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

AAPG Awards were presented Jan. 20 to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, for printing a daily US edition; editor-in-chief Kamal Belkasem of the Algerian Actualite Economic newspaper; radio talk show host John Simon; and free-lance journalist Pat McDonnell Twair.

Twair writes the monthly column "California Chronicle" for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Her articles also appear in The Middle East, London; the Gulf Times, Qatar; and The Arab-American News of Dearborn, MI.

She was a staff writer for the Long Beach Telegram and an editor for The Breeze in Torrance before returning to UCLA to study for a doctorate in archeology. She was the only self-employed American in Syria when she lived in Damascus for six years, reporting for the Jordan Times, The Middle East, the Gulf Times and the Financial Times of London Syndication Service, and is writing a book providing a humorous account of her life in Syria. …

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