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U.S. Media Org. Rescinds Award for Celebrated Gaza Journalist Maha Hussaini

HeadlineJun 21, 2024

The International Women’s Media Foundation is under fire for rescinding its Courage in Journalism Award to Gaza-based Palestinian journalist Maha Hussaini following a smear campaign by pro-Israel groups and false accusations of antisemitism. Maha Husseini responded in an op-ed published in the Middle East Eye: “Winning a prize for 'courage' means being subjected to attacks and choosing to continue your work regardless. Regrettably, the very organization that recognized these perilous conditions and awarded me the prize chose to be uncourageous.”

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