Iqbal Tamimi – Palestinian Women Photojournalists

23 February, 2009

pal-photos-1.jpgPalestinian 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.

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The conflict in the Congo is a resource war waged by U.S. and British allies By Kambale Musavuli

19 February, 2009


Since Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Congo in 1996, they have pursued a plan to appropriate the wealth of Eastern Congo either directly or through proxy forces. The December 2008 United Nations report is the latest in a series of U.N. reports dating from 2001 that clearly documents the systematic looting and appropriation of Congolese resources by Rwanda and Uganda, two of Washington and London’s staunchest allies in Africa.

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