Jerusalem24 – The Palestine Podcast Academy is an initiative of Latitude Adjustment Podcast and Amsterdam-based nonprofit, Open Roads Media. The academy connected Palestinians in Gaza, east Jerusalem, and across the West Bank, for an intensive multi-week course in podcast production, and eight of their nine episodes have already been published. All episodes can be found by looking for Latitude Adjustment Podcast on whichever app you normally use to download and subscribe to podcasts.
In VIBES we dedicated special episodes for the graduates of the Palestine Podcast Academy in Gaza and the West Bank, we wanted to share with you some inspiring stories of people who invested their time in expressing Palestine in Podcasts, and shared their experience with challenges of living under occupation.
Aseel Ghaben from the Gaza Strip joined Mona Hijjawi and spoke about her experience with PPA, she appreciated the joint work between Gaza and the West Bank through this platform, as she felt the unity as they both share the same experience under occupation specially as her topic discusses the seen and unseen impacts that the Israeli occupation has had on their professional lives.
Another successful story is brought to us by Dalia Shurrab, a fellow Gazan PPA graduate who shared on VIBES what impacts PPA had on her. Through PPA, she felt capable of representing Palestine fairly enough to the international media. Shurrab believes that her microphone can be used as a tool to express Palestine professionally. In a way that helps in spreading the stories of her people and the bright side of Palestine. Moreover, she aims to encourage women to be leaders within the society. Noting that she’s currently preparing for her upcoming podcast “Mulhimat” that sheds light on cases of successful and inspirational Palestinian women.
Moreover, Najah Musallam, a Palestinian Journalist from Ramallah, reflects on her experiences growing up under the Israeli occupation in different parts of Palestine, and on how these experiences shaped her views and their paths as adults. while Haneen Abdalnabi from Gaza offers her perspective on how her basic right to move freely in their own land has been impacted by the occupation.
For more details follow the link of the full interviews!