Journalist, Haaretz Newspaper
Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper Ha'aretz. She is especially famous for living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and reporting on events from the Palestinian perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hass was the recipient of the Press Freedom Hero award from the International Press Institute in 2000, the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award in 2002, the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize in 2003, and the inaugural award from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund in 2004. Hass’ books include: Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege and An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land (with Rachel Leah Jones).