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Gaza honours MEMO photojournalist

December 31, 2021 at 4:04 pm

Middle East Monitor’s photojournalist Mohammed Asad was honoured yesterday for the work he has done to highlight the plight of Palestinians on the global stage.

This came during an event held to mark the Day of Loyalty to Palestinian Journalists organised by the Strip’s Government Media Office and which honoured 20 journalists who have been recognised in international competitions.

Asad recently won the  Arab Journalism Award’s photography category for a picture he took during Israel’s May 2021 bombardment of Gaza. A prize he was awarded in the UAE Emirate of Dubai.

This year’s event comes just months after Israel targeted three buildings which housed media offices in the besieged Gaza Strip during its May bombardment.

The Government Media Office said there had been at least 1,040 violations against journalists in the Palestinian territories in 2021, including prosecution, arrest, killing, injury, targeting of buildings and field investigations during coverage.

READ: MEMO photojournalist in Gaza wins Arab Journalism Award in Dubai