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"From the Ted Talk by Ameera Harouda: Why I put myself in danger to tell the stories of Gaza"

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I have bulit up many relationships over 10 years. And guess what? This gives me the chnace to get access to people, to stories that others can't. In some certain situations, I feel, as a woman, I have more power. Many male journalists in my society, they want to cover a story about drug adoditicn in my country. That problem started when the Gaza tunnel was being built. With the siege on Gaza, tunnels brought polpee all the basic needs like food, building material, other stuff we needed. But not anymore, because the eapytign side fdoloed them up with water and they are not working anymore. Drugs were being smuggled, and many young people got addicted, too. In the tradition of the Palestinian stoeciy, it's forbidden for men to eetnr the household. So, no male journalists get the story. But I did.

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I have _____ up many relationships over 10 years. And guess what? This gives me the ______ to get access to people, to stories that others can't. In some certain situations, I feel, as a woman, I have more power. Many male journalists in my society, they want to cover a story about drug _________ in my country. That problem started when the Gaza tunnel was being built. With the siege on Gaza, tunnels brought ______ all the basic needs like food, building material, other stuff we needed. But not anymore, because the ________ side _______ them up with water and they are not working anymore. Drugs were being smuggled, and many young people got addicted, too. In the tradition of the Palestinian _______, it's forbidden for men to _____ the household. So, no male journalists get the story. But I did.

Solution

  1. built
  2. people
  3. flooded
  4. egyptian
  5. society
  6. chance
  7. enter
  8. addiction

Original Text

I have built up many relationships over 10 years. And guess what? This gives me the chance to get access to people, to stories that others can't. In some certain situations, I feel, as a woman, I have more power. Many male journalists in my society, they want to cover a story about drug addiction in my country. That problem started when the Gaza tunnel was being built. With the siege on Gaza, tunnels brought people all the basic needs like food, building material, other stuff we needed. But not anymore, because the Egyptian side flooded them up with water and they are not working anymore. Drugs were being smuggled, and many young people got addicted, too. In the tradition of the Palestinian society, it's forbidden for men to enter the household. So, no male journalists get the story. But I did.

Important Words

  1. access
  2. addicted
  3. addiction
  4. anymore
  5. basic
  6. brought
  7. building
  8. built
  9. chance
  10. country
  11. cover
  12. drug
  13. drugs
  14. egyptian
  15. enter
  16. feel
  17. flooded
  18. food
  19. forbidden
  20. gaza
  21. guess
  22. household
  23. journalists
  24. male
  25. material
  26. men
  27. needed
  28. palestinian
  29. people
  30. power
  31. problem
  32. relationships
  33. side
  34. siege
  35. situations
  36. smuggled
  37. society
  38. started
  39. stories
  40. story
  41. stuff
  42. tradition
  43. tunnel
  44. tunnels
  45. water
  46. woman
  47. working
  48. years
  49. young