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Journalism Under Occupation -in Memory of Shireen Abu Akleh

Sunday, July 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Reporting from a war zone is always difficult and risky. What about reporting from a country under military occupation – with official news blackouts, military censorship, restriction of movement, physical harassment, imprisonment, and even death? Forty-six Palestinian journalists have been reported to have been killed by Israeli Defense Forces since 2000, hundreds more have been injured or imprisoned. The United Nations Human Rights Office, along with the Washington Post, CNN and Associate Press, all conclude that Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the head by an IDF soldier as she was covering military operations outside of the Jenin refugee camp. Abu Akleh, a 25-year veteran reporter for Al Jazeera, was wearing a blue jacket with the word “PRESS” written large on it when she was killed and her cameraman was wounded. Two short documentaries examine Journalism Under Occupation.

Watch the films at your convenience before the event. Then join us with your thoughts and questions for our speakers at the Q&A Discussion

The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage - Abby Martin of The Empire Files takes a look at how the so-called "Israel-Palestine conflict" has been covered by the mainstream press and the variety of tactics employed by the state of Israel to control the narrative

From Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza: Journalism Under Apartheid - Al Jazeera’s The Listening Post looks at Israel’s crackdown on reporters in East Jerusalem and at international journalists calling out their own media operations for sanitizing the oppression of Palestinians.

Ways to help Palestinians:
1) Sign the following:

2) Call your US House Representative (202-225-3121) and tell them to cosponsor HR2590, The Palestinian Children & Families Act, so that Israel cannot use US funds to imprison and torture Palestinian children.

3) Learn more about Palestine at:
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
- US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR)
- Rebuilding Alliance
- Adalah Justice Project
- Eyewitness Palestine
- Grassroots Al-Quds
- BDS Movement
- Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
- Palestinian American Medical Association (PAMA)
- We Are Not Numbers

4) Read the following books:
- is something colonial by Dr. Hatem Bazian
- Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History by Nur Masalha

5) Watch the following films:
- "1948: Creation & Catastrophe" at
- "The Price of Oslo"
Episode 1:
Episode 2:
- "Gaza Fights for Freedom" at

6) Boycott HP, PUMA, Sabra, SodaStream, ZARA, AHAVA, and Airbnb
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