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Dena Takruri

Influential Palestinian-American Journalist, Activist

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Date of Birth:



San Francisco, California, United States

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Why Featured?

Dena Takruri is a prominent journalist and presenter known for her impactful reporting on critical global issues, particularly those affecting marginalized communities. Her work is distinguished by a strong focus on social justice, which is deeply influenced by her Palestinian-American identity. She has become a role model for young women and girls, especially within her community, inspiring them to embrace their identities and pursue their dreams.

Brief bio

Dena Takruri is a senior presenter at AJ+ and a founding member of the channel. She is renowned for her award-winning series "Direct From with Dena Takruri," which covers a wide range of social justice and civil liberties issues both domestically and internationally. Her reporting often brings attention to the struggles of marginalized communities and highlights the human impacts of conflicts and social issues.

Major Milestones


  • Regular Visits to Occupied West Bank: Growing up, Takruri frequently visited her relatives in the Occupied West Bank, experiences which significantly shaped her political consciousness.

  • Pursuing a Career in Journalism: Established herself as a prominent journalist and presenter, particularly known for her work with AJ+...See More

  • Hosting "Direct From with Dena Takruri": Launched and hosted the award-winning series, which has received accolades such as the National Edward R. Murrow Award...See More

  • International Reporting: Reported from various global locations including the West Bank, the North Korean border, and South Africa.

  • Advocacy and Role Modeling: Has become a significant role model for young women, especially those from Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian backgrounds, inspiring them in their educational and professional pursuits.

  1. Documentaries on Social Justice Issues: Created documentaries focusing on systemic oppression in the U.S. and the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

  2. International Coverage: Provided in-depth reporting from conflict zones and regions of political unrest.

  3. Influence in Digital Journalism: Utilized digital platforms effectively to reach a wide audience, especially on issues of global importance.

  4. Mentorship and Inspiration: Actively mentors and inspires the next generation of journalists, especially those from marginalized communities.

Advocacy for Marginalized Communities: Continuously advocates for marginalized communities through her reporting and public speaking.

Date of Last Update: 
February 4, 2024

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