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Taghreed El-Khodary

Taghreed El-Khodary

Sector : Media, Journalists

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
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Taghreed Al-Khudari is a Palestinian journalist who was a visiting scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment, where her research focused on the future of Gaza. She is also a 2010 fellow of the Heinrich Boll Foundation. She is an editor at


From 2001 to 2009, Al-Khoudari worked as a reporter for the New York Times from Gaza. I stopped working for the newspaper shortly after the electronic intifada announced that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem, had a son serving in the Israeli army. The Times decided not to remove Brunner from his position, while Al-Khodari resigned, saying she felt it was "unwise" for her to stay. “The situation has been very precarious,” she told a panel discussion at the Palestine Center in Washington, D.C. “It's very sensitive and I'm really disappointed that [The New York Times] made this decision but they understand why I'm leaving."



Al-Khodari was born in Gaza and holds a BA in Communications from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Mass Communication from Murray State University, which she joined as a Fulbright scholar. Al-Khodari later returned to the United States for the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2006 and again in 2010 as a Heinrich Boyle Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


her career

Al-Khodari worked as a radio reporter for Voice of America. She is a correspondent for Al Jazeera TV, and a TV news reporter for LBC (the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation), in addition to working on documentaries for National Geographic, PBS (US), ITV (UK) and CBC (Canada). In 2010, she led a three-week mentorship program on election coverage for journalists in Northern Sudan sponsored by the United Nations Development Program and Linnaeus University's Fogo Media Institute.


Al-Khodari came to public attention during the 2008-2009 war on Gaza, when Israel prevented reporters from crossing the border between Gaza and Israel, and was among the few reporters reporting from Gaza. Taghreed describes herself as being among very few "objective" reporters covering the conflict. She has been praised for her "in-depth and balanced coverage" of the conflict. Taghreed feels that her identity as a Palestinian has been useful in her reporting in Gaza because she was able to "live the story."


After it emerged that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem, had a son serving in the IDF, and that the New York Times refused to fire him after it was announced, Al-Khodari decided to leave her job at The New York Times.


from her articles

Reports - From Work Work - On Pressure in Gaza: Correspondent's Notebook, 2009.




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