Religion & Beliefs

Meet Palestine’s Only Independent Female Journalist

When you live in a place that is steeped in turmoil and chaos, where women are rarely in positions of autonomy (let alone power), it is rare and inspiring to hear the story of someone taking a chance even if … Read More

By / January 29, 2009

When you live in a place that is steeped in turmoil and chaos, where women are rarely in positions of autonomy (let alone power), it is rare and inspiring to hear the story of someone taking a chance even if it means risking their life on a daily basis for change.

Amira Hanania is one such individual. She is the only lead female journalist working for Ma’an News Agency, which is Palestine’s only independent news source. Just as surprising is Amira’s age, she is all of 26 years old. I found the video below on feministing.com. It was taken from a clip from the forthcomming documentary Live from Bethlehem. Despite the conflict on both sides, there is no denying that Amira Hanania is surely a feminist in the truest sense of the term.