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Mohammed Omer

Courageous Voice from Gaza Strip

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Date of Birth:



Gaza Strip, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Mohammed Omer is an award-winning Palestinian journalist known for his in-depth and courageous reporting from the Gaza Strip, especially during times of conflict and crisis. His work has shed light on the hardships faced by Palestinians and has been recognized internationally.

Brief bio

Mohammed Omer is a Palestinian journalist and photographer who began his career supporting his family at a young age and later transitioned into journalism. He has reported for various international media outlets and is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. Omer has been praised for his humane witness and for being the voice of the voiceless in Gaza.

Major Milestones


  • Began working at age 6 to support his family during his father's imprisonment

  • Started translating for Global Exchange delegations to Gaza at age 17.

  • Began writing regularly for international media at age 18.

  • Graduated with dual Bachelor's degrees in English and Literature from the Islamic University of Gaza in 2006.

  • Awarded the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2008 at age 24, becoming its youngest recipient...See More

  • Reporting from Gaza for international media outlets...See More

  • Exposing the hardships faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

  • Highlighting the impact of political and military  actions of the occupation on civilians.

  • Advocating for accurate and humane coverage of conflict zones.

  • Authoring "Shell Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault," providing a detailed account of life under occupation

Date of Last Update: 
December 30, 2023

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