Washington, DC – More than a dozen journalists based in Washington, DC gathered outside Al Jazeera’s bureau to commemorate the death of Shireen Abu Akleh, as news of her killing continues to spark outrage around the world.
Despite continued COVID-19 precautions that have kept many employees working remotely, journalists gathered on Wednesday to hold a moment of silence for Abu Akleh, who was fatally shot by Israeli gunfire while covering events in the occupied West Bank.
Colleagues held pictures of the late journalist and passed around stickers with the slogan, “Journalism is not a crime.”
“We are here to show solidarity. Our colleague Shireen Abu Akleh worked for Al Jazeera for about two decades, she was known throughout the network both as an amazing human being and as an intrepid journalist,” Al Jazeera’s Washington, DC bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara said.
Akleh, who was Palestinian American, had worked out of the Washington,
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