11-year-old Palestinian journalist, Janna

Janna Jihad Ayyad became an activist at age 11 in the occupied West Bank when her cousin and uncle died due to Israeli soldiers, explaining, “My camera is my gun. The camera is stronger than the gun … I can send my message to small people, and they can send it to others.”[i] She says soldiers are less likely to take cameras away from children. She has over 22,000 followers on Facebook.

[i] Urvashi Sarkar, “Janna Jihad,” Al Jazeera, April 28, 2016.



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