The life and legacy of Shireen Abu Akleh

The Take looks at the life and legacy of the slain Al Jazeera journalist.

A sand sculpture reads 'Shireen Abu Akleh'
A sand sculpture reads 'Shireen Abu Akleh', for the Al Jazeera reporter who was killed in an Israeli raid in the Israeli-occupied West Bank [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

For decades, the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was a mainstay on the TV screens of Arabic-speaking households around the world. Shireen worked for Al Jazeera for 26 years, as one of the network’s first field reporters. And she was a pioneer – she set a path for women journalists in Arab media. She was killed by Israeli forces on May 11, and in the days since, there’s been an outpouring of grief. In this episode, we hear from people who loved Shireen about her life and legacy.

In this episode: 

Dalia Hatuqa, independent journalist specializing in Palestinian-Israeli affairs (@DaliaHatuqa)

This episode was produced by Negin Owliaei, Ney Alvarez, Amy Walters, Alexandra Locke, Ruby Zaman, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

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Source: Al Jazeera