As a correspondent for Al Hurra news channel in Jerusalem, Maram Musleh has produced dozens of reports, and interviewed some very powerful people. But power is not what most inspires Maram. It’s the untold humanitarian stories.
Some of these stories are pretty, like the one about teaching kids in a refugee camp to play the violin. Others are grim and highlight poverty and lack of opportunity in her community. “One of the things that really affected me,” she said, “was when I made a story about this mother who had ten children, and she had to put five of them in an orphanage.” Maram has to make hard choices about how to report about peoples lives and the decisions they make, constantly figuring out what it means to be a good journalist.