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Abeer Ayyoub

Abeer Ayyoub graduated from the Islamic University of Gaza with a BA in English Literature. She started her career as a stringer and translator for couple of international journalists, until she decided she wanted to be an independent journalists writing her own stories. She started as a research assistant with Human Rights Watch, until she found the job she was looking for - writing for different international media outlets including Al-Jazeera English, Al-Monitor, and Ha'aretz, which was never accepted by people or the Hamas government in Gaza. She also worked as a researcher at Gisha LCFM which is an Israeli human rights group concerned about freedom of movement from Gaza for individuals and goods.

Abeer was the first person to receive the Richard Beeston Bursary awarded by the Times newspaper in 2015 for which she spent six weeks doing a fellowship at the main office of the paper in London. She also did a fellowship with Der Spiegel in 2016 for three months at the main headquarters of the magazine in Hamburg, Germany. There, she covered Palestine, and also worked on refugee stories from Germany. Throughout her career, Abeer has written about social, political, and humanitarian stories in Gaza, and about war, love and daily life in the territory. Abeer's dream is to be a well-known Palestinian journalist, and later to be part of academic life in Gaza.