The government in Gaza requires foreign journalists to use a local, approved sponsor — better known as a fixer. These fixers need to have a good command of the English language, extensive contacts, and tremendous local knowledge. And what may surprise some, many of these fixers are women.
Female fixers have helped cover recent wars and military operations including ground incursions, air strikes and targeted assassinations that have left thousands of civilians dead or wounded.
“You have to do anything to tell the people what’s happening, or express yourself in any way, “ says fixer Lara Aburamadan.
Al Jazeera takes a look at three female fixers, making a tremendous difference in journalism, and showing the world the realities of life and warfare in Gaza.