Hala Zureiqat is Media and Communication Consultant at Roya TV, which she helped to launch in 2011 and which has since become Jordan’s leading private TV station. She is also a board member of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development, and the fund’s community radio station, Farah Ennas. A graduate of Lyon II University in France, Hala joined Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV) in 1983 as head of French Programmes, before being promoted to Director of Foreign Programmes and then, in 2001, head of JRTV’s International Relations. In the latter post she initiated JRTV involvement in various projects for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and consolidated partnerships between JRTV and international broadcasting unions in the fields of co-production, training and preserving archives. In 2007 she was appointed Director of Jordan TV, leading the channel through its coverage of major events to face up to competition from other with other popular regional and global TV stations.
Hala is a regular speaker at international forums on media reform and development and is one of three mentors appointed in the P2P project funded by the European Union for Southern Mediterranean countries. In 2009, in recognition of her support for cultural cooperation between Jordan and France, she was awarded the Medal of Merit by the President of France.