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July 22, 2014

Palestinian cameraman killed during Israeli assault

A Palestinian cameraman was killed in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Shijaiyah on Sunday, according to news reports and the journalist's colleague. More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes between Israeli and Hamas forces in Shijaiyah that day, according to news reports. Khaled Reyadh Hamad was working on a film for the local Continue Production Films about the dangers Palestinian medics face while working in Gaza, the company's owner, Alaa Alool, told CPJ. Hamad... MORE
July 19, 2014

Three journalists injured by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes on buildings housing media outlets in Gaza injured at least three journalists this week. The strikes came as Israel engages in a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. On Friday, Muhammad Shabat , cameraman for the Palestinian news agency Watania Media Agency , was hospitalised briefly for hand injuries suffered after an Israeli airstrike hit the Al-Jawhara tower in Gaza City, news reports said. The building houses Watania as well as other Palestinian media outlets and... MORE
July 11, 2014

Israeli airstrike destroys press car, killing Palestinian media worker

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the Israel Defence Forces' airstrike on a car clearly marked as a press vehicle in Gaza City on Wednesday. The airstrike killed Hamid Shihab , a driver for the Gaza-based press agency Media 24 , according to the agency. Media 24 cameraman Hatem Silmy told CPJ that Shihab was parked outside his home when the car was hit. The two were headed to the Media 24 office so Silmy could report on the ongoing conflict between Israeli and Palestinian... MORE
July 11, 2014

IFJ condemns killing of Palestinian media worker Hamid Shihab

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian media worker Hamid Shibab in Gaza last night, Wednesday 9 July. According to IFJ affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), Shihab, who worked as a driver for Media 24 agency, was killed by an Israeli rocket that hit his car when he was driving in the Gaza Strip area. “We join our affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) in condemning the appalling killing of Hamid... MORE
June 13, 2014

Israeli forces raid Palestinian broadcaster

The International Press Institute (IPI) Thrsday urged Israeli authorities to refrain from interfering in media outlets’ editorial decisions following a raid last Friday on the studios of a Palestinian broadcaster. Israeli security forces raided the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)’s East Jerusalem studios while the station was broadcasting the morning programme “Good Morning Jerusalem” (“Sabah Al-Khair Ya Quds”), demanded that journalists stop their live broadcast and arrested two... MORE
May 31, 2014

Israel halts printing of Gaza papers in West Bank

The International Press Institute (IPI) Friday condemned an Israeli security forces raid on a Palestinian printing plant in an apparent effort to halt publication of several newspapers. Security forces stormed the Al-Ayyam daily and stopped its printing operations, according to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms and IPI sources. The Ramallah-based newspaper prints editions of three Gaza papers that only recently resumed sales in the West Bank. The Palestinian Journalists... MORE
May 29, 2014

IFJ condemns Israeli forces’ threat to censor Palestinian newspapers

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, al Ayyam, this morning, Wednesday 28 May. According to IFJ affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), the Israeli forces informed the managment of the company that it would halt the printing and distribution of newspapers that incite hatred against Israel, namely the Palestine , Al... MORE
March 26, 2014

Israeli forces detain six Palestinian journalists in the West Bank

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) detained six Palestinian journalists in different locations in the West Bank on March 22 while the latter were on the job, according to Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA). Those detained were Dubai TV correspondent Mohamed Assayed , Associated Press cameraman Mohamed Hassan and producer Rami Abdu , French Agency photographer Mousa Alshaer , Alquds Dot Com photographer Abd-Alrahman Younis , and an American photographer who is yet to be... MORE
March 18, 2014

Occupied Palestine: Israeli forces detain media professional Fedaa Nasser

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), has condemned the arrest of Fedaa Nasser , a reporter for Palestine Today TV , as she was doing a report about how the Jewish holidays in Hebron affect Palestinian citizens. On Sunday morning, March 16, Israeli occupation forces arrested Fedaa Nasser, while she was shooting reportage about the so-called “Purim” holiday of Jewish settlers in Tel Ar Rumeida area, in the centre of Hebron; following a complaint was filed, by a Jewish settler,... MORE
July 12, 2011

Molotov cocktail attack on news agency’s Gaza City bureau

Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has condemed the attack on the Gaza City bureau of the independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an on July 10. Eye-witnesses said unidentified assailants threw three Molotov cocktails at its offices, starting a fire that caused little damage and no injuries. Police and security agents rushed quickly to the scene and began an investigation. But sources told RSF that nothing conclusive had been established. A Ma’an representative told... MORE