Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend today’s lecture because i felt really bad, but I knew that this lecture will be given by Ewa Jasiewicz, who is a writer, activist and journalist. So, I was curious to find out some more details about her and her professional career.
From what Ken wrote on the blog, I realised that she must be a very ambitious woman, who fights in the name of the truth. Not to many people would have put their life in danger, but she loves her work so much that she worked in Baghdad during the US/British occupation of Iraq, and was reporting from inside Gaza during the 2008 siege by Israel.
So, it is clear that her work has a real purpose and a real meaning. She puts a lot of passion in everything that she’s doing.
Furthermore, I’ll post another interesting link, an interview with Ewa Jasiewicz: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11015.shtml
Searching on the Internet about her, I’ve found an interesting article. It is like a diary where she tried to document all the attacks that took place during a week: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/03/gaza-attacks-diary-israel-attacks
She has a different point of view from the embedded and self-censored reporting that ITN and the BBC are so fond off. She was also imprisoned, because she fights for he human rights and social justice, things that are not very appreciated in other parts of the world such as Iraq… I have found a personal bias of her: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2004/aug/26/pressandpublishing.israel and a BBC press release regarding this subject: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/3597822.stm.
I think that her work is fantastic, and I think that she will get really far with her work. She is strong, she has willing, but the most important thing of all is that she has a real passion for her work. More than that she cares about people and she cares about truth. I really admire her, not only for her career but also for her devotion and for her passion.