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Hamas forces detain and allegedly assault director of Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate

January 16, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Beirut, January 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and alleged assault of Louay al-Ghoul, the executive director of the Gaza branch of the Fatah-affiliated Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, a journalists' union....

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Palestinian security forces arrested two journalists in West Bank in late December

January 9, 2019 5:20 PM ET

Beirut, January 9, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrests last month of Palestinian journalists Zaid Abu Ara, a reporter for the London-based Quds Press News Agency, and Motasem Saqf al-Hit, a photographer for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network. Al-Hit has been released,...

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Unknown assailants ransack broadcaster's office in Gaza

January 7, 2019 2:07 PM ET

Beirut, January 7, 2019 -- The Palestinian authorities in Gaza should immediately investigate the January 4 attack on the headquarters of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)-affiliated Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in Gaza and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Three Palestinian photojournalists injured covering Gaza protests since November 19

December 21, 2018 5:32 PM ET

Rashid Rasheed, a photojournalist and cameraman for the Associated Press news agency, was hit in his left leg by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest on a beach near the border fence west of the northern Gazan city of Beit Lahia on...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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Israel raids Palestinian news agency, detains journalist in the West Bank

December 10, 2018 4:57 PM ET

Washington D.C., December 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern at today's raid on the offices of the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah and the detention of Al-Quds News Network writer and Quds Radio Tulkarm correspondent Sameh...

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Israeli forces arrest, detain Palestine TV reporter in West Bank

August 21, 2018 5:11 PM ET

Beirut, August 21, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about Israel's arrest and ongoing detention of Ali Dar Ali, a reporter for the Palestinian Authority's official broadcaster Palestine TV....

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Four Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire and shrapnel covering Gaza protests

August 17, 2018 11:15 AM ET

At least four Palestinian journalists were injured by gunfire and shrapnel while covering protests in the Gaza Strip between July 27 and August 10, 2018, according to news reports, the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, reports, pictures, and videos shared on social media, and Gazan photojournalist Moneeb...

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Israeli forces arrest at least 7 Palestinian journalists in West Bank

August 7, 2018 5:06 PM ET

Beirut, August 7, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the arrest of at least seven Palestinian journalists in the West Bank since July 30 and called on Israeli authorities to immediately disclose charges against them or set them free....

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Israeli security forces arrest prominent Palestinian writer in West Bank

July 27, 2018 12:33 PM ET

Beirut, July 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest and detention without charge of Lama Khater, a Palestinian blogger and contributing opinion writer to several media outlets, including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, and the Arab online women's publication Meem Magazine....

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