Mansoor al-Jamri


A prominent Bahraini publisher, writer, and human rights activist noted for his relentless support for non-sectarian moderation and enlightened thinking on harmonizing Islamic principles with contemporary democracy. Dr. al-Jamri was a founding member in 2002 of the leading Bahraini daily Al Wasat and serves as Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief. The author of two books in Arabic, Memories of childhood (2007) and Interventions on thought and politics (2008), he is known for his widely-read daily column for Al Wasat and has also published a number of articles for conferences, political journals, and foreign policy think tanks, notably Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Al-Jamri received several advanced degrees from British universities including a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Paisley University and a MSc in Management from Bristol University. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in the UK and is on the Board of Trustees of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development. He received the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award in 2011 and The Next Century Foundation’s Peace Through Media Award in 2012.

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Dr. Mansoor al-Jamri receives Peace Through Media Award, The Next Century Foundation, May 10, 2012.


Dr. Mansoor al-Jamri receives the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom Award 2011.

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