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H. B. Qounin, Chief Editor

H. B. Qounin
Senior Editor : Morocco & Africa Today

2000 - 2002: Senior Editor of Morocco Today Newspaper. Web content developer and webmaster of the Moroccan site in English, French and Arabic languages.

2000: 1998: Freelance Script and Copy writer and translator (Arabic - French - English) for Advertising companies. Freelancer Editor and copywriter for Shell in the Middle East Magazine (English - Arabic).

1996-1998: Senior Editor and copy writer and researcher (English, Arabic and French languages), Studies and Planning Division, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, UAE.

1995-1996: Freelance journalist on Foreign Affairs and Economic issues with Al Bilad and Al Madina Newspapers, Jeddah, Saudi.

1993 - 1995: Public Relations Officer and Press Attache and business coordinator for International Businessmen based in the Middle East, USA and Europe.

1992 - 1993: Diplomatic coordinator, Press Attache and Public Relations Officer with Middle Eastern diplomatic mission in Morocco and five other African countries.

19981 - 1992: Project Coordinator with the University of Minnesota, United States Agency For International Development.

1976 - 1981: Commercial Division Coordinator, Translator/Interpreter for business delegations to Morocco (English, French and Arabic) with a diplomatic mission in Morocco.

- Training in Journalism, computer sciences, Translation, Interpretation in English, French and Arabic languages

- Chief Editor of the paper edition of the first Moroccan English language newspaper "Morocco and Africa Today'.

- Project coordinator for the German GTZ Scientific and Technical Project in Morocco.

- Project coordinator for the ICARDA mission to Morocco.

- Business coordinator for South African official trade mission to Morocco.

- Project coordination for U.S. Utah State University project in Morocco.

- Project coordinator for U.S. MIAC project in Morocco.

1972 1976: - Graduation, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, (English, French, Arabic) Mohammed V University, Morocco.

- Political Economics Studies, Faculty of Law. Mohammed V University, Rabat.

April 2000 - 2001: Selected among millions of IT professionals by the International Who's Who of Information Technology for inclusion in the 2000 2001 and 2002 edition, as a highly respected professional in his field, recognizing that his achievements in the Media sector, Information Technology and Internet.

1999-2000 Golden Web Award from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

Hobbies: horse riding, tennis, traveling, photography, painting and music.

Courtiers visited: Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Syria). USA (California, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Honolulu, Maui), France (Paris, Nice, Cannes), Monaco, Switzerland (Geneva, Montreux), UK, Germany.

Achievements:
- Promoting services and businesses on-line in English, Arabic and French
- Web developer with knowledge and experience in design, hosting, developing and maintaining web sites independently in English, Arabic and French languages
- Development of Dubai Department of Economic Development site in English, Arabic and French
- Launching the first French pages on Dubai in the Internet
- Providing Computer and Internet training courses for the Government of Dubai Department of Economic Development staff.
- Launching the first Moroccan on-line English newspaper in the WWW
- Launching the first Arabic on-line newspaper in the net
- Launching the Internet Avenue site, where companies and countries can open their pages in different languages
- Directing on-line interviews with Information Technology experts for publication in various print media.
- Translating and design of various sites for several companies all over the world.
- Research on Information and Internet Technologies to make the Arabic language adapt the English environment of the web.
- Publication of various articles and report on Information Technology and Internet in the printed Arabic media.
- Currently: Preparing a glossary of Internet Terminology English - Arabic.

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