Roula Khalaf's Roula Khalaf (Arabic: rwl khlf) is a British-Lebanese journalist who serves as the Financial Times' editor after previously serving as its deputy editor and international editor. She is the first Arab to become editor of the FT, which she has done since February 2015.
She was born in Beirut and raised in Kuwait and London. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English literature and Arabic language and literature. After graduating, she worked as a reporter on the Gulf Daily News and then the Saudi Gazette before joining the FT as a news analyst. She has been described by colleagues as having an "imposing presence" and "forceful delivery".
In January 2016, Khalaf broke news that Saudi Arabia would allow women to drive for the first time in the kingdom's history. The announcement was made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a visit to Canada where he met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The change was announced as part of a series of reforms designed to improve life for women in the country. Women were given the right to vote in 1970 but it wasn't until last year that the first female driver was allowed in the kingdom. Prior to this announcement, women could not drive motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia. The decision has received positive feedback from around the world and has been called "historic" by United Nations officials.
Kamal Ahmed (born 15 November 1967) is a British journalist who formerly served as the editorial director of BBC News. He was the BBC's Economics Editor until November 2018, and Business Editor from March 2014 until Simon Jack took over as his replacement in February 2016. Before this, he worked for five years as the BBC's Asia Editor.
Ahmed began his career at the BBC working on local radio stations across the UK. After two years he moved to London to work as an economics reporter on Radio 4's Today programme and later The World This Weekend. In 2001 he became the BBC's Beijing Correspondent and in 2003 he returned to London to take up the role of Europe Editor. In May 2006 it was announced that Ahmed would be leaving the BBC to become Foreign Editor of the Financial Times, but he stayed only three months before moving back to the BBC as Global Economy Editor.
During his time at the BBC, Ahmed has covered major international events including the 2008 financial crisis, the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the 2013 American and Syrian bombardments of Syria's chemical weapons facilities, and the recent protests in Hong Kong.
He has been criticized for his coverage of these events. In April 2009, the BBC was forced to apologize for an error made by Ahmed during a live interview on Today when he said that Iraq had "no oil wealth" when in fact it does have significant reserves.
Julius Omokioja Eto Julius Eto is appointed Editor of the Daily Times. The Daily Times' publishers, Folio Communications Limited, have appointed seasoned media practitioners Dr. Ise-Oluwa Ige as Chairman, Editorial Board/Group Managing Editor, and Julius Omokioja Eto as Editor.
Dr. Ise-Oluwa Ige has over 30 years experience in journalism, including five years with The Guardian in London. He also had several other senior positions with British newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times.
Julius Eto was formerly Group News Director at Capital Radio where he worked for six years. Before that, he worked for more than three years as a reporter at the Daily Times.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Port Harcourt.
Ige has been appointed Chairman of the Editorial Board which will include Dr. Ige and Julius Eto. The board will be responsible for setting the editorial policy of the newspaper and will review articles submitted to it. It will also be responsible for hiring the Chief Reporter who will be assigned to cover each section of the paper.
The board will be responsible for appointing other members of the staff as well.
Ige will use his experience to help the paper set its journalistic standards.
Dean Baquet was named executive editor of The New York Times in May 2014. Mr. Baquet is the highest-ranking member of The New York Times staff, overseeing The New York Times news report in all of its formats. Mr. Prior to being designated executive editor, Mr. Baquet served as managing editor, overseeing daily newspaper coverage and editing articles for most sections of the website.
He has been with The New York Times since 1993, when he joined the paper as a police reporter. He has reported on crime, drug abuse, law enforcement, politics, and other subjects within the Metropolitan Police Department and beyond. Over the years, he has also written about such topics as the O.J. Simpson trial, the Clinton impeachment process, and the war in Iraq. His book on the death of David Wu, a young New York Times photographer, was published in 2013.
Mr. Baquet graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1991. He is a native of California who grew up in Marin County. After graduating from college, he worked as an assistant city desk editor for two years at The San Francisco Chronicle before joining The New York Times in March 1993.
He has won several journalism awards including the George Polk Award, the Vincent Dow Award, and the Worth Bingham Prize. In 2012, he was elected president of the National Association of Black Journalists.
When the editor of Dinank quit in 1979, the publisher invited Wagle, then 19, to take over as managing editor. Wagle eventually became Dinank's editor-in-chief. Following that, he moved to Pune and joined the Kirloskar Group, which at the time held a few of periodicals. However, he abandoned his new job and returned to Mumbai after a month. He took charge of Dinank again and continued as its editor until his death.
Besides being an editor, Wagle was also involved in writing articles for various magazines including Filmfare and Bombay Talkie. He has written several books including The Best of Dinank (edited by him) which contains essays by prominent writers on Indian cinema.
He died in a car accident on August 2, 1980 near Malad west, Mumbai. The incident occurred as he was returning from work; he was alone in the car. According to police records, the car hit a tree and burst into flames. Wagle's body was burnt beyond recognition.
However, his wife Sunanda who was with him in the car survived the accident. She has alleged that the driver of the other car involved in the accident was drunk and this may be the reason why Wagle died. But no case was filed by her against the driver.
Dinank went through several changes following Wagle's death. Finally, it was merged with another magazine called Bombay Magazine to form Bombay Magazine & Dinank in 1981.