Sadhij Nassar (1900-1970)
May 3, 2021
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Palestinian Timeline

Biography | In 1993, and per the recommendation of the General Conference of UNESCO, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3rd to be World Press Freedom Day. On this occasion, we publish a biography of Sadhij Nassar, a pioneering female journalist in Palestine, who in 1926 commenced writing a column in the daily al-Karmel newspaper titled "The Women's Section." Nassar was the first Palestinian woman to be arrested by the British Mandate authorities for her patriotic activities.

Learn more about Sadhij Nassar by reading her biography on the Palestinian Timeline.

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