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UN names Palestinian media program for slain reporter


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it is naming the annual training program for Palestinian broadcasters and journalists after Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead May 11 during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. In making the announcement Tuesdya, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Palestinian-American broadcaster “had a distinguished career in journalism for a quarter of a century” and “was a trailblazer for Arab women, and a role model for journalists in the Middle East and around the world.” The announcement followed a Palestinian appeal to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to honor her by naming the training program after her.

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