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Yaser Murtaja

Dedicated journalist, captured the reality of life in Gaza.

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Date of Birth:

1987

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Gaza, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Yaser Murtaja was a courageous journalist who used his skills to bring international attention to the hardships faced by the people living in the Gaza Strip.

Brief bio

Yaser Murtaja was a Palestinian journalist and video journalist who co-founded Ain Media, a media production company in Gaza. He was known for his commitment to documenting the lives and struggles of Palestinians living under Occupation and siege.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Yaser's first interaction with a camera at age 12, igniting his passion for photography.

  • Started teaching himself filming and editing.

  • Co-founded Ain Media with Rushdi Sarraj.

  • Documented the 2014 war in Gaza, notably for Al Jazeera's documentary "Gaza: Surviving Shujayea".

  • Shot by an Israeli sniper on 6 April 2018 while covering the "Great March of Return".

  • Provided insights into the life in Gaza through photography and videography...See More

  • Produced short films highlighting issues in Gaza like electricity crisis, unemployment, and border closures...See More

  • Established Ain Media, growing it into a reputable media production company...See More

  • Ain Media produced work for Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic, VICE, and others...See More

  • Documented the 2014 Gaza war and other significant events in the region...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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