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Justin Jacobs

Justin joined AJWS as the Senior Marketing and Storytelling Officer in September 2018. He spent much of his career as a journalist, chronicling arts, culture and news for a variety of magazines and newspapers in the U.S., Middle East and Asia. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a degree in English Writing and Religious Studies, and in 2011 moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he worked in writing and marketing for both non-profit organizations and high tech startups.

What’s Needed Next: A Discussion on the Rohingya Refugee Camps of Cox’s Bazar

On June 20, we recognize World Refugee Day—a day to stand in solidarity with millions of people forced to leave their homes to save their lives, escaping towards an uncertain future. Few communities around the world face more uncertainty than the Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma). After decades of government persecution and violence, this ethnic minority from Burma’s Rakhine state is …Read More

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5 Things You Should Know About Human Rights on World AIDS Day

“We live in a fantastic moment, when if someone gets tested and is able to access effective treatment in a supportive environment, there’s no reason they should not have a full and healthy life. We’ve made tremendous progress in recent decades, and today we have the knowledge, technology and treatments to see an AIDS-free generation …Read More

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“I’m Roaring Now”: Speaking Out Against Corruption in Guatemala

When Claudia Samayoa woke up on September 1st, 2018, everything had changed. The news from the day before was alarming: Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales had declared himself above the law, announcing his intention to shut down the powerful, UN-backed anti-corruption commission that’d been working in Guatemala since 2006. Armored vehicles patrolled Guatemala City. Thousands of …Read More

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