As someone who considers photojournalism almost as important as written news reports, I would like to take just a moment to salute Kashmiri photojournalists who are almost without parallel. They cover the occupation & resistance with a profound humanity so that we are never removed from the experience & cannot be emotionally detached.
The award-winning Palestinian photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen has covered Syria, Palestine, Afghan refugees in Pakistan with an exceptional sensitivity, almost tenderness, & respect. Basit Zargar has the same qualities in his coverage of Kashmir, as does Bilal Ahmad. Without wishing to embarrass them, I would like to honor & express gratitude for such daring, fearless, & powerful photojournalism that makes occupation & resistance so real for others around the world. It is a powerful means to educate & build solidarity.