University of Palestine
UNESCO Freedom of Expression Award Winner, 2011
Biography: Majed is a 24 year old journalist student from the University of Palestine and from Gaza where he is also an award winning journalist, having received the UNESCO Freedom of Expression award in 2011. He grew up in the Jabalia Refugee camp and has been in charge of many peace projects working with EU sponsors from Sweden and Germany. Majed is an activist and helped to found one of the largest Palestinian youth Programs. He writes regularly for the German press and strives to counter the extremism and pessimism that he sees infecting the young people of Gaza, because they are starved of any positive alternatives.