BZU graduate and Journalist Recognized as Best Female Reporter of 2016

Birzeit University graduate Zeina Sandouka was recognized as one of the Best Female Arab Reporter of 2016 by the Princess Bassma bint Talal Award. Sandouka is the reporter of the Jordanian Ro'ya TV in Palestine.

Sandouka won the award for her distinction in hosting the program "Halwa ya dunya" on Ro'ya TV. The program is a reflection to the Palestinian national identity, and sheds light on Palestine's culture, heritage and traditions.

This award comes in periods of instability and volatility, where Arab media women have proved prominence in dealing with consequential pressures and demands, especially in the time where extremism is a dominant challenge, and requires courageous media roles to counter discourse derived from radicalism and hatred.