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Stripping Gaza. Documenting Palestine under occupation

With Maria Chiara Rioli, Avi Mograbi, Mona Shtaya, Margherita Pescetti

24 September 2022    16:00 - 17:30

Fondazione Collegio San Carlo – Teatro

Via San Carlo 5
Modena, 41121 Italia


How does the military occupation of the Palestinian territories work? What means do activists and journalists have at their disposal to document the colonialist forces’ violation of human rights? In this meeting we will try to draw an authentic portrait of the daily difficulties of those living in the occupied territories in Gaza and in the West Bank, analyzing the field work of reporters and NGOs trying to report on the conflict on a day-to-day basis, with a focus on digital techniques of investigation and the use of media as a political tool. Renowned Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi, Palestinian digital rights activist Mona Shtaya and researcher Maria Chiara Rioli (Unimore) discuss this with Margherita Pescetti, documentary filmmaker.

This event stems from a collaboration between DIG and DHIALOGUE, a project on Digital Humanities organized by Unimore – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The event is part of the schedule of the first edition of SUMMER DHIALOGUES, many appointments with personalities from the world of culture, art, research and journalism. For more information go to dhialogue.it.

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Avi Mograbi


Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi was born in 1956 in Tel Aviv, where he lives and works to…

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Margherita Pescetti


Margherita Pescetti (Milan, 1981) is an Italian documentary director and videomaker. After graduating in Social Anthropology, she turned her attention…

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Maria Chiara Rioli


Maria Chiara Rioli (1984) is a researcher in contemporary history at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. After working…

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Mona Shtaya

Activist and Researcher

Mona Shtaya is a Palestinian digital rights defender working in the MENA region. She works as an advocacy advisor at…

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