Tagged: Journalists

The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza Photo Essays
IMEU

The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza

"People were shot in front of my eyes.” Through photos, five Palestinian journalists in Gaza share their personal experiences reporting on the ongoing Great Return March.

on October 8, 2018
Khalil Hamra, Award-winning Photojournalist from Gaza, Exhibits in France News & Analysis
IMEU

Khalil Hamra, Award-winning Photojournalist from Gaza, Exhibits in France

Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer for the Associated Press, is exhibiting his work from September 1-16 at the Visa Pour L'image 2018 in France, a prestigious international photojournalism festival. The festival, which takes place annually in the city of Perpignan, is attended by renowned photographers from around the world.

on August 31, 2018
Civil Rights Groups: Facebook Should Protect, Not Censor, Human Rights Issues News Roundup
Olivia Solon, The Guardian

Civil Rights Groups: Facebook Should Protect, Not Censor, Human Rights Issues

A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups have written to Facebook demanding that the company clarifies its policies for removing content and alleging that it has repeatedly removed posts documenting human rights violations.

on October 31, 2016
IDF Censor Redacts 1 in 5 Articles It Reviews for Publication News Roundup
Haggai Matar, +972

IDF Censor Redacts 1 in 5 Articles It Reviews for Publication

The Israeli Military Censor has outright banned the publication of 1,936 articles and redacted some information from 14,196 articles over the past five years. That is 1,936 articles that professional journalists and editors decided were of public interest but which never saw the light of day. In fact, the IDF Censor redacted at least some information from one in five articles...

on September 26, 2016
21 Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Prisons News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada

21 Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Prisons

The number of Palestinian journalists in Israeli prisons has risen to 21. This includes eight media workers arrested since the start of this year, prisoners rights group Addameer said on Monday. Among them are Addameer’s own media coordinator Hassan Safadi and Omar Nazzal, a member of the general secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

on June 20, 2016
Israeli Official Who Justified Killing Palestinian Journalists Speaks at Museum… News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

Israeli Official Who Justified Killing Palestinian Journalists Speaks at Museum…

The Newseum, a private museum in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to journalism and the freedom of the press, hosted an Israeli military official who justified the killings of Palestinian journalists that are memorialized in its own exhibit. Retired Israeli Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich spoke at the Newseum on Tuesday night. Her presentation, which was ostensibly about the use of social media in war, was interrupted numerous times by protesters.

on June 9, 2016
Israel Frees Palestinian Who Ended Hunger Strike in February News Roundup
Associate Press

Israel Frees Palestinian Who Ended Hunger Strike in February

The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank. It says Mohammed al-Qeq was freed on Thursday. Al-Qeq went on hunger strike in November to win release from administrative detention, a practice that can keep some prisoners in custody without charges for an indefinite time.

on May 19, 2016
Israel Holding 10 Palestinian Journalists, Six of Them Without Charges News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Israel Holding 10 Palestinian Journalists, Six of Them Without Charges

Israel has arrested 19 Palestinian journalists since the latest wave of violence began last October, and 10 are still behind bars. The Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of persecuting journalists in order to intimidate them. It noted that six of those detained are being held in administrative detention, without charges, and said it’s not even clear what they are suspected of.

on May 3, 2016
Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal News Roundup
The Guardian/AP

Israeli Military Orders Detention of Palestinian Journalist Omar Nazzal

Israel’s military has ordered a Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held in administrative detention on suspicion of “unlawful activity” for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a PLO faction that has been labelled a terrorist organisation by Israel.

on May 2, 2016
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