Thursday, 2 June 2016

'Speak Out' reinstates Leanne Mohamad's video on Palestine

Frome Peace in Our Name

Freedom of Speech on Palestine - A step towards peace

Peace in Our Name
2 Jun 2016 — We're delighted to say that Leanne's powerful speech has been added back to the Speak Out Challenge website, LINK:

We received over 7,000 signatures pledging their support. In addition to having the video made visible once more on the Speak Out website, Leanne’s video has been seen by over 55,000 people and been featured on news websites across the world.


Leanne's message of birds, not bombs, and an end to apartheid is an important one.

The censorship of her video is indicative of a wider censorship of Palestinian issues and the punishment of anyone who speaks out for Palestine.

To show your support for freedom of speech, please take the time to read, sign and share our new petition addressing these wider issues at

United Nations: Freedom of Speech on Palestine

The Jack Petchey Awards website published this comment when it reinstated the video:
Following temporary suspension to safeguard a minor, we are now able to reinstate the video of our Redbridge Regional Final champion Leanne Mohamad, with authorisation from her family. Please see here for further information.

Leanne Mohamad of Wanstead High School was crowned the winner at the 2015-16 “Speak Out” Challenge! Redbridge Regional Final with a speech entitled ‘Birds Not Bombs’ – Congratulations!
Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is the world’s biggest youth speaking event! Thanks to funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation, communication skills training is delivered by Speakers Trust – the UK’s leading public speaking charity.
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