Born in 1993, Nemi El-Hassan is an award-winning German journalist and medical doctor with Palestinian and Lebanese roots. Her recent work includes investigative reporting on antisemitic conspiracy theorists and right-wing extremists After the announcement that she would host a science program on German public TV in September 2021, Nemi became the target of a right-wing media campaign resulting in her firing over the liking of JVP posts.
By Nemi El-Hassan
A German tabloid called me antisemitic. It cost me my job. Now, it’s my turn to speak
This piece originally appeared in German in Berliner Zeitung. English translation by Léon Dische Becker. A psychologist recently introduced me to the concept of “learned helplessness.” It describes what I’ve experienced in the past few weeks: moments of pure panic that left me frozen in the moment, unable to breathe. I was living in fear…
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