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Rawan Jabaji

Prior to joining Need to Know, Rawan Jabaji field produced a historical documentary, “Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years,” which was awarded a New York Emmy. She also worked on the PBS documentary series, “Wide Angle,” for three seasons, where she helped produce more than ten international films, two of which were nominated for Emmys. Rawan is a graduate of Syracuse University and the New York University Graduate School of Journalism. She’s fluent in Arabic and has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East.

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s history of rap

Relive your high-school years with this rap recap.


Slideshow: A curtain rises in Jenin

The West Bank city of Jenin rolls out the red carpet for the opening of its only movie theater.


Video: Chevron vs. 30,000 Ecuadorian rainforest dwellers and a filmmaker

Over the course of three years director Joe Berlinger followed one of the largest and most controversial class-action environmental lawsuits in the world, which pits 30,000 rainforest dwellers from the Amazon jungle in Ecuador against the oil giant Chevron. Then Berlinger was dragged into his own battle with Chevron when they subpoenaed him to turn over 600 hours of his unused outtakes.


Video: Heart of Jenin

A Palestinian boy’s death becomes a gift of life for six Israelis. As the Middle East devolves deeper in conflict, the story of Ahmed Katib offers a rare vision of common humanity and hope.


Massey CEO Don Blankenship

As Massey CEO Don Blankenship heads to Capitol Hill testify before the Senate, here are five things you need to know about West Virginia’s 21st century coal baron.


Voters lash out at Washington in Tuesday’s primary elections

Voters in Tuesday’s primary elections rejected “establishment” candidates associated with President Obama and Republican leaders.


Video: Truth, justice and the Islamic way

Muslim superheroes finally find their way to American television.


Policing fashion in France and Saudi Arabia

An American who grew up in Saudi Arabia questions France’s plan to ban the burqa.


Arab jokes you can laugh at

A creator of the Arab-American Comedy Festival, started in the wake of 9/11, talks about taking his humor cross-country.