23 February, 2009
Palestinian women photojournalists: from taking photos of holy places to documenting burned babies
The first woman photojournalist in the Arab world was the Palestinian Karimeh Abbud (1896-1955)
Palestinian women started taking photographs of families and holy places, ceremonies and weddings, but ended up taking pictures of bodies of killed young children, shelled schools ruined homes, and lots of blood
Research by exiled Palestinian journalist Iqbal Tamimi
The difficult circumstances in Palestine facing journalists in the occupied West Bank and Gaza forced many media establishments to choose employing local journalists who know the nature of the area, besides minimizing the amount of risks reporters and photojournalists face when covering clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza.