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A conversation with Palestinian journalist Plestia Alaqad

Screenshot of journalist Plestia Alaqad reporting from Gaza.
Plestia Alaqad
As foreign journalists were prevented from entering Gaza due to Israel's blockade, Plestia Alaqad's reports from the inside region have garnered millions of views across social media.

As journalists, it’s been challenging for us to watch what is happening to our fellow members of the press in Gaza.

83 journalist casualties have occurred in this region. The blue press vest and helmet is a heavy weight to carry, for so many still trying to report what’s happening.

This week, we spoke with Plestia Alaqad. She is a 22 year old journalist from Gaza. She recently made the difficult decision to leave the region. 

This week, Where We Live spoke to her about her experience.


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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.