ON THE MEDIA | #LookListenLocal: ‘I’m not just covering the news – I’m living it’: Gaza’s citizen journalists chronicling life in war

December 14, 2023

Plestia Alaqad went from Instagrammer to reporter after her footage of Israel’s assault on besieged enclave went viral.

Alaqad’s journey from using Instagram to teach outsiders about daily life in Gaza to war reporter happened fast. Before the war she [used] Instagram to photograph everyday life in the territory, posting rows of colorful parasols at the beach or sharing selfies with her friends. The goal, she says, was to teach her followers that there was more to Gaza than conflict and destruction.

Source: ‘I’m not just covering the news – I’m living it’: Gaza’s citizen journalists chronicling life in war, The Guardian, by , 12/12/2023

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