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Honoring Jamal Khashoggi & Karen Attiah | MPAC Media Awards

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On March 28, 2019 By MPAC
Saudi expatriate, Jamal Khashoggi, left his country and family for the freedom to “speak when so many cannot.” One year later, he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In covering issues like race, gender, international politics, and recruiting voices like that of Jamal Khashoggi, Karen Attiah elevates seldom heard stories. Since her colleague’s murder, she has led a movement demanding justice and calling for the protection of journalists worldwide. Join us April 14, 2019 in Los Angeles to posthumously honor his legacy of courageous journalism. Learn more about the 28th annual MPAC Media Awards and our other honorees at ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: Like MPAC on Facebook: Follow MPAC on Twitter: Follow MPAC on Instagram: Visit MPAC's website: *** About us *** The Muslim Public Affairs Council improves public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today:
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Lifting the driving ban is long overdue | Marwa Abdelghani on CNN

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On September 28, 2017 By MPAC
Marwa Abdelghani, MPAC media analyst, joined CNN Newsroom to discuss Saudi Arabian women finally winning the right to drive. The lift on the driving ban is long over due and has been perpetuating the damaging stereotype that Muslim women are oppressed. Saudi Arabian women have been fighting against discriminatory and misogynistic laws for years and still have a long way to go. Watch more commentary by MPAC's policy and media analysts:
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Qatar blockade’s impact on US national security interests | Omar Noureldin on CNN

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On July 6, 2017 By MPAC
Omar Noureldin, a foreign policy analyst and MPAC vice president & general counsel, joined CNN Newsroom to discuss the impact of the Saudi-led Qatar blockade on U.S. national security interests in the Middle East. Noureldin commented on Saudi Arabia's hegemonic goals in the region and how its blame on Qatar for supporting terrorist groups is a way to deflect from itself. Further isolation of Qatar pushes them closer to Iran, which is not in America's best interest. Watch more commentary by MPAC's policy and media analysts:
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Fast FWD: The Innovators Shaping Our Future – MPAC 2013 Convention

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nadia roumani
samia al-moslimany
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On December 19, 2013 By MPAC
Part of MPAC's Convention, "Celebrating 25 Years on the Road Less Traveled," the "Fast FWD" session brought together some of the most promising social innovators, from Nadeem Mazen who successfully ran for public office to Khadija Abdullah who has made it a lifelong quest to educate Muslims about HIV and AIDS to Nadia Roumani who is working to reinvent Muslim philanthropy to Samia Al-Moslimany who is part of the campaign for women's rights in Saudi Arabia to Def Jam Poet Amir Sulaiman who talked about love as a driving force in art and self-expression. We highlighted American Muslims who are taking the road less traveled, sparking discussion and finding innovative solutions for our community and the nation at large.
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