12-year-old Palestinian activist reporter visits Durban

12-year-old Palestinian activist reporter visits Durban

- Janna Jihad is one of the world's youngest registered journalists at only 12

- Young Janna works at bringing news on what happens in Palestine to the world

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Janna is currently visiting South Africa with her mother, Nawal Tamimi, also an activist. The reporter will be speaking at a closed event held in Durban on the 3rd of July.

The event is organised by 2 Suns Shamsaan, which supports social activism through arts and culture.

Janna will be sharing her story of living under military occupation.

After the event, Janna will be taking part in other human rights events.

Janna started her reporting career at the tender age of 7 after two of her family members were killed.

Since then she has been using her mother's phone to record videos of protests and activities near her home in the village of Nabi Saleh. She shares the videos on social media.

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IOL News reported that Janna feels her camera is her gun. She believes her camera is stronger than a gun because she can use it to create awareness about the truth in Palestine.

Janna's dream is for the people of her country to live free and in peace. She wants the children to have normal childhoods.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Janna was officially registered as a member of Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate earlier this year.

She was awarded an International Benevolence Award for citizen journalism in Turkey in 2017.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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