Britain Remembers Shireen Abu Akleh

A service honouring the life of a journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, took place at St Bride's Church, the Journalists' Church, in London today....
A general picture shows the portrait of American-Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh amongst over fifty other murdered journalists standing in her memory at the Journalists' Church - St Bride's, off Fleet Street in central London on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 -. Israeli armed forces killed Shireen on 11 May on the outskirts of Jenin refugee camp in the occupied Palestinian territories. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)

A service honouring the life of a journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, took place at St Bride’s Church, the Journalists’ Church, in London today.

Members of Artists for Palestine UK and Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK joined the tribute to remember the Al Jazeera journalist who was killed by an Israeli sniper whilst covering a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank in May.

Her colleagues and friends sang hymns, while oud music was played by Joseph Tawadros.

After Abu Akleh’s death, the United Nations announced that it would rename its annual training programme for Palestinian broadcasters and journalists after her.

Categories
EnglandNews Pictures

VX Pictures is a London based storytelling photo agency founded to counter the current trend in the photography business of mass-produced commercial imagery rather than singular, quality editorial photography. VXP is small and photographer-owned. Our work is seen at The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Le Monde, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Guardian, The Times, Vanity Fair, La Republica, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. We also wire news pictures for the UK based Daily Mail Media Group and its 10 newsgathering outlets such as Daily Mail, Weekend, The Mail Online, LIVE, The Irish Mail, Evening Standard, ES Magazine, Metro etc. Also, our work is often seen with News UK Ltd Newspapers such as The Times, the Sun and the Sunday Times of London.

RELATED BY