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Mariam Barghouti

Mariam Barghouti
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Updated 02 December 2021

Mariam Barghouti

Mariam Barghouti

Current occupation: Freelance journalist and political commentator

Education: BA in English literature from Birzeit University in the West Bank, MSc in sociology and global change from the University of Edinburgh

Nationality: Palestinian-American

Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian-American writer, blogger, researcher, activist, commentator and journalist based in Ramallah.

Barghouti has worked as a journalist and reporter focusing on the Levant, and published various socio-political commentaries from Palestine. 

She has undertaken monitoring and evaluation missions of humanitarian and development aid in various Middle Eastern countries, namely Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon for governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Barghouti’s reporting has been featured in Al-Jazeera English, the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, and Middle East Eye, amongst other international newspapers.

As a prominent activist for Palestinian rights, Barghouti advanced her cause through storytelling and writing. Her activism has raised global awareness about the realities faced by Palestinians under Israeli rule.