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.
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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.
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh set a path for women journalists in Arab media.
Following her killing by Israeli forces, there’s been an outpouring of grief.
— Al Jazeera English Podcasts (@AJEPodcasts) May 17, 2022