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."
Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian media company's office
July 31, 2017 4:46 PM ET
New York, July 31, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli soldiers' raid of the office of PalMedia, a production company that provides broadcast services to Al-Quds TV and other broadcasters in the West Bank city of Ramallah....
Palestinian journalists injured covering West Bank protests
July 25, 2017 3:48 PM ET
Beirut, July 25, 2017--Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the West Bank last weekend, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least six Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron on...
Two journalists injured as Israeli police break up Jerusalem protest
July 20, 2017 5:24 PM ET
New York, July 20, 2017--Israeli authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests and unrest safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists were injured on July 18 as police broke up protests in Jerusalem, the local press freedom group Palestinian Center for Development and...