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AMEJA Awards: MEE shortlisted for Walid El-Gabry Memorial Award

MEE's story on Muslim survivors of domestic abuse has been shortlisted, the organisation's first nomination for a US-based award
AMEJA is an organisation of professional journalists dedicated to supporting the community of Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African heritage journalists and providing voice to the communities from which they come (AMEJA Website)

The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) has shortlisted Middle East Eye for the 2022 AMEJA Awards.

"For the first time since its founding in 2005, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) is launching a series of awards to highlight exceptional work by and about Arab and Middle Eastern communities."

MEE's reporting in July on Muslim women speaking out against domestic violence in the US sheds light on an underreported subject by highlighting the voices of survivors of abuse within the Muslim community. It is among 13 entries shortlisted for the Walid El-Gabry Memorial Award to "specifically recognize the work of an AMEJA member and will be voted on by AMEJA members".

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This will be the first award that MEE has been nominated for outside the UK and Europe. 

The memorial award is one of three awards on offer this year, the other two will be voted on by a jury panel consisting of: Mohamad Bazzi, director of NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; Leila Fadel, NPR Morning Edition Host; Kareem Fahim, Washington Post Middle East Bureau Chief; Ayman Mohyeldin, MSNBC Anchor; and Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Columnist and #544Days Podcast Host.

AMEJA is an association of professional journalists dedicated to supporting the community of Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African heritage journalists and providing voice to the communities from which they come.

Winners will be announced in late October.