Covering a Journalist’s Murder: Palestinian Shireen Abu Akleh’s Killing Sets Twitter Ablaze

Shireen Abu Akleh wearing her flak jacket moments before being shot dead
Palestinian reporter recounts how journalists wore protective gear but that Israeli snipers targeted them and killed Shireen Abu Akleh
RSF’s Christophe Deloire calls for an independent international investigation into Abu Akleh’s murder
Israeli police barge into Abu Akleh’s home to disperse a crowd of mourners
Mohamed El Dahshan took AP to task for its coverage
Misleading New York Times headline devoid of all context
Washington Post version of events
Amazing how Palestinian reporters just spontaneously die: Nabih Bulos
War and truth

The late British politician, writer and activist Arthur Ponsonby once said “When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.”

Peter Beinart, author, editor-at-large of “Jewish Currents” and journalism professor at City University of New York, criticized U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said Congress was committed to the defense of press freedoms worldwide and the protection of every journalist, particularly those in conflict zones.

“The West Bank is not a ‘conflict zone.’”
Priests in Jenin praying over Abu Akleh’s body draped in a Palestinian flag and covered with her flak jacket
“Israeli Apartheid: A Threshold Crossed”
MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin pays tribute to his friend and mentor Abu Akleh
The word never dies



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Magda Abu-Fadil

Magda Abu-Fadil

Magda Abu-Fadil is a veteran foreign correspondent/editor of international news organizations, former academic, media trainer, consultant, speaker and blogger.