Date/Time: 30/11/2006 12:00 am
The Network of Arab-American Professionals of New York presents
Thursday, November 30, 2006 7-9pm
From the Frontline: Gaza & Lebanon
Journalists Mohammed Omer, and Tamer El-Ghobashy will share with
us their experiences covering war in Palestine and Lebanon.
Hunter College – Thomas Hunter Hall, Room TH-202
68 Lexington Ave (between 68th & 69th St)
this event is free and open to the public
“Words are my weapon against injustice, hate, starvation and
oppression.” At 22, Mohammed Omer is the youngest journalist working
in Gaza. Due to difficulties getting in and out of Gaza, many
international news outlets rely on Mohammed for reporting. Mohammed
will not only share the on-the-ground story with us, but he will
also share video footage, providing us with a rare glimpse into
life in the besieged Gaza Strip.
We will also be joined by NY Daily News Reporter Tamer El-Ghobashy,
who was sent to Lebanon to cover the war for the NY Daily News in
July/August 2006. Tamer will share a first-hand account of life during
the war and what it was like covering a war for a major NYC newspaper.
Tamer also serves on the Board of the Arab and Middle East Journalists
co-sponsored by the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association
(AMEJA – www.ameja.org) and The Palestinian Club at Hunter College.