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Rula Salameh

Education & Outreach Director, Palestine

Rula Salameh is a veteran journalist, community organizer and the Education and Outreach Director in Palestine for Just Vision, an organization that fills a media gap on Israel-Palestine through independent storytelling and strategic audience engagement. She produced three of Just Vision’s films - Budrus (2009), My Neighbourhood (2012) and Naila and the Uprising (2017) - and has led the team’s public engagement efforts across Palestinian society for over 13 years. Since 2019, she has contributed a weekly column to Ma'an News covering Palestinian social issues from the perspective of grassroots communities. In addition to her work with Just Vision, Rula is the host of Falasteen al-Khair (“Philanthropy in Palestine”), one of the most popular TV shows in Palestine. 

Rula was one of the founders of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation in 1993 following the Oslo Accords. She has served as the Middle East Liaison for the organization Peace X Peace, as the Project Coordinator for Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND) and established a computer lab and children's library in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem through her work with Refugee Trust International. She has lead and spoken at hundreds of events across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as the US, UK and internationally, sharing her experiences as a community organizer, documentary producer and Jerusalem resident with thousands of audiences including women, youth, faith leaders, refugees, political leaders, journalists and beyond.

Rula has a BA in Sociology from Birzeit University in Ramallah and holds an international diploma in Computers in Business and Management from Cambridge International College. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists and sits on the Board of Palestinian Friends Without Borders.