CPJ outraged by shooting death of Palestinian cameraman
April 22, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, April 22, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) sent a letter today to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon expressing outrage at the death of Nazih Darwazeh, a Palestinian cameraman working with The Associated Press Television Network (APTN), who was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday, April 19. [Click here for a copy of the letter.]
"Darwazeh and his colleagues were clearly identified as members of the press," wrote CPJ acting director Joel Simon. "We believe that the [Israeli] army's failure to conduct serious investigations and punish offenders fosters an environment of reckless and unlawful behavior in which soldiers who harm journalists face little or no consequences. We demand an immediate and thorough inquiry ... and call on [Prime Minister Sharon] to ensure that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice."
CPJ calls on Israel to hold killers of Yaser Murtaja to account
April 9, 2018 3:09 PM ET
Beirut, April 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned comments by Israel's defense minister over the weekend that appear to justify the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza, and called on authorities to hold to account anyone who shot journalists with live ammunition. Murtaja died on...
Palestinian journalists injured covering mass protest in Gaza Strip
April 2, 2018 12:52 PM ET
Beirut, April 2, 2018 -- Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Israeli troops detain Palestinian reporter at border crossing
March 27, 2018 5:26 PM ET
Beirut, March 27, 2018--Israeli security forces should immediately release Bakr Abdel Haq, a correspondent for the Palestinian Authority's broadcaster Palestine TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Israeli troops arrest Palestinian journalist in West Bank
February 16, 2018 2:34 PM ET
Beirut, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the arrest of Palestinian journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh. Israeli security forces arrested Shalaldeh, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, at his home in the southern West Bank town of Sa'ir, on February 15, according to news...
Israeli forces raid several Palestinian media production companies
October 19, 2017 1:27 PM ET
Beirut, October 19, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to stop harassing Palestinian media and to release two staff members of a media company arrested during a series of raids in the West Bank yesterday....