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Israeli authorities release two journalists; one remains in detention

October 10, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 10, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the release of two Palestinian journalists detained by Israeli authorities for five months and urges the Israeli government to release another journalist still in detention. Youssry al-Jamal, a soundman...

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CPJ calls for release of three detained journalists

September 9, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to reiterate its deep concern about the ongoing detention of at least three journalists in Israel and the West Bank. Hossam Abu Alan, a veteran photographer for Agence France-Presse; Youssry al-Jamal, a soundman for Reuters news agency; and Kamel Jbeil, a reporter for the Palestinian daily Al-Quds, were detained by Israeli troops in April and remain under administrative detention without charge.

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Palestinian journalists remain in detention

July 11, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed that Israeli authorities continue to detain three Palestinian journalists—Reuters sound technician Youssry al-Jamal, photographer Hussam Abu Alan of Agence France-Presse, and Al-Quds newspaper reporter Kamel Jbeil. Al-Jamal...

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Four journalists remain in detention

May 29, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2002—Reuters photographer Suhaib Jadallah Salem was released by Israeli authorities yesterday after being detained for five days. According to Reuters news reports, no charges were filed. Israeli authorities detained Salem on May 22 at the Abu...

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Reuters photographer detained in Gaza

May 24, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the ongoing detention of several journalists by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At least five journalists remain in Israeli custody after being arrested in...

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CPJ protests detention of journalists

May 3, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) strongly protests the Israeli government's continued detention of several journalists in the West Bank. As of today, at least three journalists are in Israeli custody after being arrested while carrying out their professional duties. The IDF has so far provided no explanation for their detentions.

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IDF troops continue to harass journalists in West Bank

April 24, 2002 12:00 PM ET

April 24, 2002, New York—CPJ deplores the continuing harassment of journalists by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops deployed in the West Bank. In the most recent incident, the IDF today detained Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana, who was CPJ's 2001 International...

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ATTACKS ON THE PRESS CONTINUE IN WEST BANK IDF troops attack reporters in Ramallah, April 5 Six West Bank cities declared off-limits to the press, April 4CPJ protests Israel press crackdown, April 2Press freedom crisis worsens in the occupied territories,

April 9, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2002—A journalist was shot today and several others were harassed while covering the ongoing Israeli offensive in the West Bank. Gilles Jaquier, a cameraman with television channel France 2, was wounded by a single gunshot...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Israel and the Occupied Territories

March 26, 2002 12:06 PM ET

Israel's Hebrew-, Arabic-, and English-language media are extremely lively and, despite some military censorship, mostly free. Yet, journalists covering the second intifada, which began in September 2000 in Gaza and the West Bank, faced a variety of restrictions and hazards...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Palestinian Authority Territories

March 26, 2002 12:04 PM ET

As the Palestinian uprising, or intifada, entered its second year, Palestinian National Authority (PNA) chairman Yasser Arafat appeared to be fighting for his own survival amidst escalating Israeli military attacks and intense diplomatic pressure from the United States. Despite the...

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