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Meet Mohammed Omer, journalist, 22

Thanks to Servant at Ressentiment for bringing this information and Mohammed Omer tour to the fore.

This remarkable young Gaza-born Palestinan journalist is currently completing a 15 city US speaking tour (Nov 26 to Dec 12). Sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, for whom he is the Gaza correspondent, this tour sees Omer providing eyewitness accounts of the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip along with a courageous relating of his own life tragedies.

As a photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), journalist (for the Vermont Guardian, ArtVoice Weekly, Swedish dailies Dagen Nyheter and Aftonbladet, Norwegian dailies Dagbladet and Morgenbladet, the German daily junge Welt, the Basque daily Berria, and the Swedish magazine Arbetaren), radio/television correspondent (Free Speech Radio News, BBC and BBC Scotland radio, BBC News 24 TV, Norwegian national NRK TV), and widely read blogger (, Omer applies his many talents to describe life as a Palestinian journalist under occupation. The youngest member of the Gazan press corps, Omer was recently named winner of the New America Media’s “Best Youth Voice” Award.

Mohammed Omer’s Remaining US Tour Dates

  • Dec 6 Silver Spring, MD 19:00 Taste of Jerusalem Restaurant 8123 Georgia Ave.
  • Dec 6 Washington, DC 13:00 National Press Club First Amendment Lounge
  • Dec 7 Los Angeles, CA 19:00 Southern California Library 6120 South Vermont Ave.
  • Dec 8 San Diego, CA TBA
  • Dec 9 Glendale, CA 16:00 Glendale Central Library 222 E. Harvard St.
  • Dec 10 Sacramento, CA 14:00 UHW/SEIU Hall 1911 F Street
  • Dec 11 San Francisco, CA TBA Woman’s Building—Audre Lourde Rm. 3543 18th St. #8
  • Dec 12 Denver, CO 17:30 The Denver Press Club 1330 Glenarm Place

Related Links

  1. William Hughes, Journalist Mohammed Omer on the Hell that is Gaza, Media Monitors, 29 November 2006.
  2. Video: first ten minutes of Mohammed Omer’s talk:

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