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Apr
29
2019

Dilemmas of an Israeli Journalist Covering Palestine: Amira Hass​

When: Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free of charge and open to the public

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Amira Hass has been a correspondent for Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, for 30 years. She joined the paper in 1989 and has been its correspondent for the Occupied Territories since 1993. She is the author of two books, Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege and Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land.

Hass has won several awards, including the Sokolow Prize (Israel's highest honor for journalists), the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Reporters Without Borders Prize for Press Freedom, the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award, and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, a Sarajevo-born Sephardic Jewish mother and a Romanian-born Jewish father. She wrote a foreword and an afterword to Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944-1945, her mother Hanna Lévy-Hass’s account of her time in the Nazi concentration camp.

co-sponsored by the Medill School of Journalism

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