Arnold Stanley Zeitlin passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 26, 2023 in Fairfax, Virginia. Born on January 13, 1932, Arnold was nearly 92 years old.
He was blessed throughout his life with the love and support of his many family members and broad network of friends and colleagues.
Arnold Zeitlin (Ghana 1961– 63) was a correspondent for more than 30 years, and bureau chief of The Associated Press, assigned to West Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Philippines.
For UPI, he served as vice president and managing director of the Asia-Pacific division, based in Hong Kong.
From 1998 to 2001, he served as director of the Asian Center of The Freedom Forum, a nonprofit foundation devoted to news media issues.
In 2001, he founded Editorial Research and Reporting Associates, Inc., which consults news media and journalism educators primarily in Asia in support of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He has lectured and taught at Yale, Boston and Northeastern universities.
Before this newspaper career, Arnold was a PCV in Ghana and wrote one of the first RPCV books in 1965 — To The Peace Corps with Love.