Knight International Journalism Fellowships

Lebanon: New TV Programs Focus on Social Problems in Middle East

Working with teams of broadcast journalists from major news networks in Jordan and Lebanon, Knight International created "Arab House," a series of news documentaries. The shows focused on social issues such as access to clean water and good health care. Knight Fellow Mariam Sami helped these journalists identify compelling topics and produce in-depth reports that were widely broadcast.


  • Four half-hour documentaries on the arts, education, health and the environment aired on local and satellite TV around the world.
  • Jordan Television subsequently launched “Jordan House,” a new social-issues program modeled on "Arab House."