Washington, D.C. | adc.org | April 29, 2023 – We are honored to announce that Said Arikat will be receiving the Courage in Journalism Award at the upcoming ADC National Convention. Said Arikat is a distinguished Palestinian journalist and Washington bureau chief for Al-Quds newspaper. This prestigious award is presented to journalists who have demonstrated outstanding courage, strength, and determination in their work and have served as a role model for others in the industry.
The award will be presented to Arikat as part of the Sunday Palestine Brunch , on June 18th. Access to the Palestine Brunch, and the entire Convention program over the weekend, is part of the Convention registration package . Take advantage of the early bird registration rates and secure your spot today, you can register by clicking here . Additional segments to the Sunday Palestine Day program will be announced in the coming days!
In addition to his work as a journalist, Arikat has served as an adjunct professor at the American University and as the spokesperson for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. He is a familiar face at U.S. State Department press briefings, where he has engaged in sometimes contentious exchanges with State Department Spokespersons on behalf of the Palestinian community.
Arikat has faced criticism for his perspective, with some accusing him of pushing a Palestinian point of view. Despite this, Arikat has continued to report on important issues affecting his community, including the ongoing occupation of Palestine.
We are honored to recognize Said Arikat with the Courage in Journalism Award and celebrate his contributions to the field of journalism and his unwavering commitment to reporting on issues that matter to his community.