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AUB announces establishment of scholarship in slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's name


AUB announces establishment of scholarship in slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's name

Family and friends carry the coffin of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed during an Israeli raid in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, as clashes erupt with Israeli security forces during her funeral in Jerusalem on Friday. (Credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters)

BEIRUT — The American University of Beirut announced Friday the establishment of the Shireen Abu Akleh Endowed Memorial Scholarship to “commemorate and celebrate the life of an enduring figure of hope and peace.”

Here’s what we know:

    • “The Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut and its administration believe that it is vital to preserve Shireen Abu Akleh’s timeless example of hope for Palestinians and women,” the message from AUB’s president, Fadlo Khuri, read.

    • The endowment, in collaboration with the Yafa Foundation, will “fund scholarships for women from Palestine to obtain master’s degrees in media studies.”

    • Abu Akleh was a long-time correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic. On Thursday she was shot in the head by Israeli forces while wearing a vest clearly marked “Press” and standing with a group of other journalists, as she was reporting on Israeli army raids in Jenin in the occupied West Bank. She was quickly taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead. Her death sparked outrage and was met with protests on Thursday.


BEIRUT — The American University of Beirut announced Friday the establishment of the Shireen Abu Akleh Endowed Memorial Scholarship to “commemorate and celebrate the life of an enduring figure of hope and peace.”Here’s what we know:    • “The Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut and its administration believe that it is vital to preserve Shireen Abu...