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  • Israeli Journalist, Amira Hass, is this year's recipient of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • Miss Hass has been recognised for her efforts in reporting the facts on the Palestinian territories for the Israeli daily newspaper Ha'aretz.
  • She is the first and only Israeli journalist living in the Palestinian territories. She moved to Gaza in December 1993 after the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian agreements and settled in Ramallah in the West Bank in 1997.

Israeli Journalist, Amira Hass, is this year’s recipient of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Miss Hass has been recognized for her efforts in reporting the facts on the Palestinian territories for the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz.

She is the first and only Israeli journalist living in the Palestinian territories. She moved to Gaza in December 1993 after the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian agreements and settled in Ramallah in the West Bank in 1997.

Despite restrictions from both Israeli military authorities and from the Palestinian authorities, Miss Hass has been filing reports about the daily lives and hardships of the Palestinians. Her independent and critical reporting on the policies of both Israel and the Palestinians has exposed her to pressure from both sides.