Resist! Palestinian women and non-violent resistance to occupation with Rula Salameh

21st March 2024

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Rula Salameh is a veteran journalist, community organiser, and the Education and Outreach Director in Palestine for Just Vision, an organisation that fills a media gap in Israel-Palestine through independent storytelling and strategic audience engagement. 

She produced three of Just Vision’s films – Budrus (2009), My Neighbourhood (2012), and Naila and the Uprising (2017) – and has led the team’s public engagement efforts across Palestinian society for over 15 years. 

Since 2019, she has contributed a weekly column to Ma’an News covering Palestinian social issues from the perspective of grassroots communities. In addition to her work with Just Vision, Rula is the host of Falasteen al-Khair (“Philanthropy in Palestine”), one of the most popular TV shows in Palestine, and the General Director of the NGO Falasteen al-Khair.

Rula was one of the founders of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in 1993 following the Oslo Accords. She has served as the Middle East Liaison for the organisation Peace X Peace, as the Project Coordinator for Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND), and established a computer lab and children’s library in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem through her work with Refugee Trust International. Rula holds an international diploma in Computers in Business and Management from Cambridge International College and attended Birzeit University in Ramallah. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists.

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