Wednesday, November 19th


McSweeney’s/Voice of Witness’ “Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation”

Co-Editors Mateo Hoke ’14 and Cate Malek in conversation with Shanna Farrell of the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley

For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the global focal point of intractable conflict, one that has led to one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In their own words, men and women from West Bank and Gaza describe how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. Here are stories that humanize the oft-ignored violations of human rights that occur daily in the occupied Palestinian territories.

About the Editors

Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke began working together in 2001, while studying journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Their interest in human rights journalism began on a project in which they spent eight months interviewing undocumented Mexican immigrants about their daily lives. Cate now lives in the West Bank where she works as an editor and teaches English and writing. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter, receiving multiple Colorado Press Association awards. Mateo holds a master’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to his work in the Middle East, he has reported from the Amazon jungle and the Seychelles. His writing has received awards from the Overseas Press Club Foundation and the Knight Foundation, among others.


Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley


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