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Silencing Journalism: Shireen Abu Akleh, Israeli Extrajudicial Killing, and Colonial Domination in Palestine

Silencing Journalism

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

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Shireen Abu Akleh was one of the 21st century’s leading international war correspondents. A Palestinian American, and a household name in the Arabic speaking world, she inspired a generation of Arab journalists of all backgrounds, especially mentoring young aspiring female reporters. Throughout her distinguished career, she was meticulously professional in her coverage yet passionately connected to her stories. She was also exceptionally brave and yet exceedingly careful, always taking all the necessary precautions on behalf of herself and her team. This did not prevent her murder by an Israeli-fired bullet to the head. This panel will reflect on Shireen's legacy as well as her extrajudicial killing, the larger colonial context against which it took place, and its broader implications.

Center for Middle East Studies

Hosted by Darwish Visiting Professor in Palestinian Studies, Abdel Razzaq Takriti


Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch
Jennifer Zacharia, Attorney and Writer
Sherine Tadros, Deputy Director of Advocacy and Representative to the United Nations for Amnesty International