Mohammad Fakhri Al Ajlouni

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Mohammad Fakhri Ajlouni
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Born (1960-08-20) August 20, 1960 (age 63)
NationalityJordanian American
  • Bachelors in Electrical
  • Communications Engineering
Alma materUniversity of Louisiana
  • Investor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Journalist
Known forInvestor in the international news business, organisation of live coverage in war and conflict situations, advocacy for free media in MENA region

Mohammad Fakhri Ajlouni (محمد فخري العجلوني) (born August 20, 1960) is a Jordanian American entrepreneur and investor in the international news business. He is the founder and chairman of a group of companies in the media industry, including production, satellite broadcasting, news agencies, and management consulting services for satellite channels. His companies operate from headquarters in Washington DC, Amman, Jordan, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Ajlouni spent his early life in Jordan and then went to the USA to pursue his education.[4] He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, in the United States, with a degree in Electrical and Communications Engineering. Ajlouni holds both Jordanian and US citizenship.[5]


After that, he worked as a reporter for ABC News and eventually became the Director for the Middle East and North Africa, covering Somalia, Rwanda, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon until 2008. He also served as Bureau Chief of the Al Jazeera Media Network's Amman office between 1997 and 2005.[6] Throughout his career journey, Ajlouni has reported on wars and conflicts in and around the Middle East and Africa, most notably the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; the Rwandan Civil War in 1994; the first and second Gulf Wars; the uprising in Syria; the Assassination of Rafik Hariri; the Lebanese crisis; and the War in Afghanistan.[7][8]

Ajlouni started his career in 1990 as a Broadcast Engineer at Jordan TV and emerged as a leading player in developing the media industry in the Arab World beginning in 1993.[9] He was the first one to deploy advanced broadcasting equipment and services in the run-up and duration of the Iraq War.[10] In addition, he produced and commissioned over five thousand television series and documentaries through his Jordan Media Production Company.[11][12]

Ajlouni’s Creative Multimedia Solutions Company, which he founded in 2004, is responsible for providing multimedia services to meet the needs of the Middle East in launching and managing satellite channels.[13]

Awards and Milestones

Ajlouni’s close working relationship with renowned journalist Peter Jennings proved a turning point in his career. After that, he landed an exclusive interview with the late Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. With a reputation as a top booker in gaining access to newsmakers, further collaboration with influential media figures including Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Morton Dean, John K. Cooley, and George Stephanopoulos followed.

Ajlouni has also conducted high-level interviews with His Majesty the late King Hussein Bin Talal of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The names of the organizations founded by him include:

  • 1993: Jordan Media Production Company (JMP)
  • 2000: Arab Broadcasting Services Network (ABS Network)
  • 2004: Creative Multimedia Solutions Company (CMS)
  • 2005: Al-Qithara TV channel
  • 2011: Syria Al-Shaab channel
  • 2014: Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute (MEMPSI)
  • 2015: International news agency (A24)
  • 2016: Alordoon Alyoom TV channel and news website

Cross Border Investment

Ajlouni started investing in the emerging Middle East private media sector in 1993. He grew his operations by building teams and funding state-of-the-art facilities at the three hubs in Washington DC, Amman, and Dubai and its satellite offices in Manama, Aden, Baghdad, Erbil, Babylon, the Green Zone, Beirut, Northern Syria, Cairo, Ramallah and Gaza, Istanbul, Tunis, Kuwait, and other affiliated offices worldwide.[14]

Ajlouni's Arab Broadcasting Services Network (ABS Network) provides satellite transmission services to nearly twenty Arab and international broadcasting companies and news agencies, including "Reuters," "Sky News," Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, Al Jazeera Media Network, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, "ABC News" Al-Hurra, Al-Hurra Iraq, Al-Jadeed TV, ZDF, BBC, CNN, and others.

Ajlouni's (A24 news agency) which covers and delivers updated content to television channels, broadcasters, and online platforms throughout the globe, enabling them to transmit significant events and breaking news, operates from its headquarters in Washington DC, Amman and Dubai, besides its offices in more than two dozen cities in the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Baghdad, Beirut, Istanbul, Syria, Gaza, Cairo, Ramallah, Tunisia, Kuwait, Aden, Manama, Philippines, Mongolia, Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Taiwan, Vietnam, Peru, and Colombia.

Ajlouni’s “Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute” (MEMPSI) is an independent research institution working to provide a thorough and accurate understanding of the process of political reform and democratic transition in Jordan and the wider Arab world. MEMPSI deepens the values of citizenship and human rights and strengthens media freedom through preparing research, studies, reports, and policy papers, conducting exploratory and survey studies, and establishing observatories specialized in press freedoms.

Through (Alordoon Alyoom) TV channel and news website, Ajlouni employed new media sets standards for professional performance and journalistic values that enhance credibility, trust, and media independence.

Other Al Ajlouni projects under construction include:

  • A business news TV channel.
  • A platform for civil society expansion.
  • Social media initiatives.


  1. "Mohammed-Al-Ajlouni-Chairman-of-ABS-Network". BroadcastPro ME. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  2. "MESSAGE FROM CEO". ABS Network. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. "البث الفضائي - هيئة الاعلام". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  4. "The Arab Broadcasting Services network to cover U.S. Presidential election (Shots)". mena24tV. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. "Mohammed-Al-Ajlouni-Chairman-of-ABS-Network". BroadcastPro ME. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  6. "Mohammad Fakhri Al Ajlouni محمد فخري العجلوني". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  7. "Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute inaugurated". Jordan Times. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  8. "اشهار مركز دراسات الشرق الأوسط للإعلام والدراسات السياسية بحضور شخصيات صحفية وإعلامية". mempsi. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  9. "طاهر المصري : ما نمر به من أزمات هو انعكاسات لخطط تستهـــدف الأردن مباشـــرة | ملفات ساخنة | زاد الاردن الاخباري - أخبار الأردن". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  10. "Mohammad Fakhri Al Ajlouni". A24 News Agency. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  11. "محمد فخري العجلوني". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  12. "Mohammad Fakhri Al Ajlouni محمد فخري العجلوني". Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  13. "إغلاق قناة "الأردن اليوم" بشكل كامل - الطليعة نيوز - موقع اخباري اردني". (in العربية). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  14. "Mohammad Fakhri Al Ajlouni". A24 News Agency. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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