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March 26, 2007

BBC reporter begins third week as captive in Gaza

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston began Monday his third week in captivity in the Gaza Strip wven as efforts were stepped up to secure his release. Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) urged leaders attending an Arab League summit on March 28-29 in Saudi Arabia to issue a joint appeal for his release. BBC Middle East Bureau Editor Simon Wilson, right, listens to BBC Gaza correspondent Fayed Abu Shammala speak at a press conference in Gaza City, Thursday, March 15, 2007. BBC said there was still no... MORE
March 13, 2007

Gunmen abduct BBC correspondent in Gaza

Masked Palestinian gunmen abducted a BBC correspondent from his car in Gaza City on Monday. As he was being taken away, the journalist threw a business card on the street that identified him as Alan Johnston of BBC, Palestinian security officials said. Alan Johnston was born in Tanzania and educated in Scotland. He joined BBC World Service in 1991 and has spent eight of the last 16 years as a correspondent, including periods in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. He became Gaza correspondent in April... MORE
March 9, 2007

Women's Day protests: Journalists hit by Israeli stun grenades

Two journalists were bruised by Israeli stun grenades at an Israeli military checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah Thursday. Rami al-Faqih, a correspondent for the local Al-Quds Educational Television, and Iyad Hamad, a cameraman for the Associated Press, were each hit as Israeli border police fired at journalists covering a peaceful protest marking International Women’s Day at the Qalandia checkpoint, the journalists told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)... MORE
January 26, 2007

'Climate of intimidation' facing journalists in Gaza

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Arab journalists’ groups have called for urgent action to protect journalists working in the Gaza area of Palestine where they say threats from political extremists and recent violence against media have created a “climate of intolerable intimidation.” Palestinian policemen stand in front of the damaged office of Al-Arabiya television in Gaza January 22, 2007. A blast rocked the offices of Al Arabiya television in Gaza on Monday causing... MORE