Off the Hill: Media accountability and covering Gaza (FULL VIDEO)

In Canada and across the globe, we have witnessed weeks of horrendous loss of life and violence in the current crisis in besieged Gaza, the occupied West Bank and Israel. Media plays a big role in what we see and think. Our November Off the Hill panel will shone a critical light on the mainstream media coverage this conflict has received: its biases, truths, twists and turns.

Guests this month included Beisan Zubi, Chris Farris Zabaneh, El Jones and Karl Nerenberg. Co-hosted by Robin Browne and Libby Davies. The webinar took place Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET.

Don’t forget! Off the Hill now has a regular date! Join us every third Wednesday of the month, every month, at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET.

Meet our Off the Hill panel

Beisan Zubi is a Canadian of Palestinian heritage who was born in Toronto, raised in Ottawa and has called Waterloo Region home for eight years. She works as a social responsibility and equity communications consultant with local nonprofits and recently founded a nonprofit that works to provide support and mentoring for Palestinian youth in Canada. In 2021, Beisan ran for the federal NDP in Kitchener Centre, the only Palestinian Canadian on the ballot across the country.

Chris Farris Zabaneh is a licensed professional green building engineer turned consultant and executive coach in the field of Leadership Communication and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in business, government, non-profit, and politics. He is an outspoken activist for the environment, electoral reform and Palestinian human rights. He’s worked on several campaigns for the Green and Liberals, FairVote Canada, and currently sits on the board of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME).

El Jones is a poet, author, journalist, professor and activist living in Halifax. She is the author of Abolitionist Intimacies (2022) and Live from the Afrikan Resistance! (2014).

Karl Nerenberg is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker, working in both English and French languages. He is rabble’s senior parliamentary reporter.

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