Talk by Amira Hass: Understanding Israel, Palestine & the Media

Hass01Open to the public, RSVP now!

Talk by AMIRA HASS, Award-winning journalist


Monday 4th May at 4.00 p.m; West Foyer, Parliament.

Open to the public, RSVP now!

please RSVP to by Thurs 30 April 2015.

The role of journalists in reporting on fiercely contested narratives is an important issue in the media.

Amira Hass is well-known for her reporting from the occupied Palestinian territories since 1991 when she became the only Jewish Israeli journalist to live full-time among Palestinians. Hass has won prizes for her in-depth reporting that runs counter to both official Israeli and Palestinian positions.

This is a rare opportunity for reporters, the public and parliamentarians to meet Amira Hass and ask questions.

Dr. Kennedy Graham, M.P, David Clendon MP and the Wellington Palestine Group invite MPs, members of the Press and the public to a talk by Israeli Journalist AMIRA HASS on “Understanding Israel and Palestine: International Affairs and the Media”.
The talk will be in the West Foyer, Parliament, Monday 4th May at 4.00 p.m; please arrive early and please bring I.D.

RSVPs are essential in order to be admitted. Deadline for registrations is: 12 Noon on Thursday 30th April, — All welcome to reserve your place by contacting Danton Fletcher, Wellington Palestine Group, on 022-325-6862, with full names of all attendees.


Amira Hass was the recipient of the World Press Freedom Hero award (2000) from the International Press Institute ;  Golden Dove of Peace Prize (2001) from Archivo Disarmo , Rome;  she won the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award in 2002; the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 2003 and the inaugural award from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund in 2004. In 2009, Hass received three prizes: the Hrant Dink International Award, with Alper Görmüş; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Reporters Without Borders Prize for Press Freedom, for her independent reporting from the Gaza Strip for the Israel daily Ha’aretz (during  Israel’s offensive against Gaza from 27 December 2008 to 18 January 2009 known as Operation Cast Lead.)



Hass’s mother, Hanna Levy-Hass, was a holocaust survivor, and Amira Hass translated her mother’s 1946 Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944–1945 (Haymarket Books, 2009) and written a forward and afterword.  Amira Hass has also written Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege”, Owl Books. 2000; and also (with Rachel Leah JonesReporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land (Semiotexte, 2003.)


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