Personal Identity, Gender, and Journalism in the Middle East

Amira Hass, Journalist, Haaretz. Moderated by Katelyn Jones.

Israeli journalist and author Amira Hass has three decades of experience living in Palestinian communities and reporting on conflict and security, marginalized groups, and the future of Palestinian-Israeli relations. As a Jewish daughter of Holocaust and war survivors and a current resident of Ramallah, West Bank, her worldview has been shaped by the many communities to which she belongs. Reporting from an area of ongoing social, religious, and political tensions, she confesses to her own internal contradictions brought about by her upbringing, her personal opinions, and her professional experiences. How does identity inform journalistic approaches and interviews? How does it shape the stories we tell and the ways we tell them?

Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege and Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land, both by Amira Hass, and Diary of Bergen-Belsen 1944-1945, by Hanna Lévy-Hass, will be for sale during the program. 

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