Abd al-Bari Atwan Journalist

Abdel Bari Atwan (Arabic: عبد الباري عطوان‎, ʿAbd al-Bārī ‘Aṭwān) is the editor-in chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi. Abdel Bari Atwan was born on February 17, 1950 in Deir el-Balah, a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, two years after the creation of Israel. His parents Zilfa and Muhammad Atwan lived in Isdud. He was one of 11 children. After receiving his primary school education at the camp, his schooling was continued first in Jordan in 1967, and then in Cairo, Egypt. In 1970 he entered Cairo University where he studied journalism and also received a diploma in English-Arabic translation. After his graduation he started work as a journalist, first with the al-Balaagh newspaper in Libya, then with al-Madina in Saudi Arabia. In 1978, he moved to London, where he has lived ever since, and assumed a job with al-Sharq al-Awsat, a major Saudi-owned international daily. In 1980 he set up the London office of al-Madina and in 1984 returned to al-Sharq al-Awsat. In 1989, al-Quds al-Arabi was founded by expatriate Palestinians and Abdel Bari Atwan was offered the job as editor-in-chief, which he has held since.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 17th, 1950
Place of birth
Deir al-Balah
United Kingdom
Islam,Sunni Islam




1. Cairo University Colleges/University

Cairo University (Arabic: جامعة القاهرة‎, previously Egyptian University and later Fuad University) is a large prestigious public university in Giza, Egypt.

Type Public university
Gamaa Street, Giza, Giza Governorate
2009. 246,825
2009. 10,375
Official web page www.cu.edu.eg
Wikipedia article
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People attended Cairo University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1923., Journalist
b. 1951., Politician
b. 1952., Politician
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b. 1954., Politician
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b. 1951., Politician
b. 1948., Academic

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Meeting Osama Bin Laden

Written work

1.The secret history of al Qa'ida

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. at London

2.A country of words

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. at London


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