New York, November 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Israel's targeting of two media facilities in Gaza today.
"Journalists are civilians and are protected under international law in military conflict," said CPJ Deputy Director, Robert Mahoney. "Israel knows this and should cease targeting facilities housing media organizations and journalists immediately."
UN commission: Israeli snipers 'intentionally shot' Palestinian journalists in 2018, killing 2
February 28, 2019 2:31 PM ET
New York, February 28, 2019 -- The Israeli government must hold to account everyone responsible for killing Palestinian journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein in April 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 25, 2019, a U.N. independent commission of inquiry said it "found reasonable...
Second Palestinian journalist dies from injuries sustained covering Gaza protests
April 25, 2018 1:05 PM ET
Washington D.C., April 25, 2018--Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio, died today from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing Gazan Health...
Israel should abandon plans to close, censor Al-Jazeera
August 6, 2017 10:50 AM ET
Washington, D.C., August 6, 2017--Israeli authorities should abandon efforts to close Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera's offices, revoke its journalists' credentials, and censor its transmissions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara today repeated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations that the station supports terrorism, and said the...