What does it mean to be a journalist in Gaza? – Duaa Rouqa

Doaa Rouqa, a Palestinian journalist from Gaza, has harbored a passion for journalism since childhood. Motivated by her brother’s death in the 2006 conflict, she dedicated herself to capturing the realities of war. Despite facing danger and displacement, Doaa persisted through multiple wars in Gaza, including a recent brutal conflict she terms a “war of extermination.” Despite grappling with fear and longing for family, her unwavering commitment to journalism reflects her deep message for a ceasefire in Gaza and a return to normalcy. Her story epitomizes the human cost of war and the enduring hope for peace.