Bayann Hamid

Bio: 

Bayann Hamid is the media coordinator for MERIP. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.


Articles by this Author
Washington Must Pressure Israel to Stop Illegal Settlements

“Insulting” is how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Israel’s treatment of Vice President Joe Biden during his recent trip to Israel, to support peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. It’s hard to...

Gaza, the 21st Century Ghetto

In the first attempt by a foreign country to break the blockade of Gaza, a Libyan freighter carrying 3,000 tons of essential humanitarian aid set sail for the impoverished coastal strip. On the shore Gazans assembled to welcome its arrival, a...

Egypt Stifles Debate in the United States

The Egyptian regime has once again succeeded in stifling freedom of speech, this time not in Egypt, but in the US. Earlier this month, an Egyptian court convicted a prominent Egyptian-American activist for his outspoken criticism of the regime...

It's Time for Israel to Lift the Gaza Siege

Why would the Israeli navy commandeer boats carrying collapsible wheelchairs and bags of cement to the Gaza Strip? Israel says that the aid convoys are trying to "break the blockade" of the densely populated Palestinian enclave. But why...

Covering the Coverage

Three weeks into Israel’s military campaign against Gaza, media and observers are turning the lens inward on the coverage itself. NBC was the focus of the conversation after the network recalled its correspondent in Gaza, Ayman Mohyeldin,...

Palestine, Adrift at the Met

Opera is dying in New York. Or at least it was until last month.