Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory / 2012

Four Palestinian journalists assaulted by Israeli soldiers

December 14, 2012 5:22 PM ET

New York, December 14, 2012--Israeli soldiers assaulted four Palestinian journalists and forced them to strip naked at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday, according to news reports. Two of the journalists worked for Reuters, and two for local Palestinian news outlets, the reports said....

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Israel must explain targeting of journalists in Gaza

December 2, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned that Israeli airstrikes targeted individual journalists and media facilities in the Gaza Strip between November 18 and 20. Journalists and media outlets are protected under international law in military conflict.

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Three journalists killed in airstrikes in Gaza

November 20, 2012 4:35 PM ET

New York, November 20, 2012--Two Israeli airstrikes killed three journalists in the Gaza Strip today, according to news reports. The fatal attacks followed a series of Israeli strikes earlier in the week that injured at least nine journalists and damaged news outlets....

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In Gaza, news outlets targeted, journalists injured

November 19, 2012 6:06 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2012--Israeli authorities must immediately halt airstrikes targeting news media offices in the Gaza Strip, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today following a series of strikes that injured at least nine journalists and damaged several offices....

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In conflict, Israel must respect media

November 18, 2012 11:14 AM ET

New York, November 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Israel's targeting of two media facilities in Gaza today. ...

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Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian journalists

October 19, 2012 1:48 PM ET

On October 10, 2012, Israeli soldiers raided the home of Mohammed Atallah al-Tamimi, a Palestinian journalist for the private Tamimi Press Agency in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, according to news reports. Al-Tamimi was arrested and taken to an unknown location, news reports said. Authorities have not disclosed...

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US should press Israel to return confiscated equipment

July 5, 2012 2:33 PM ET

Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to bring to your attention the Israeli Ministry of Communication's refusal to return U.S.-funded equipment that was confiscated from a private Palestinian broadcaster about four months ago.

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Palestinian security forces assault journalists at protests

July 2, 2012 5:17 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by Palestinian security forces on at least four journalists who were covering protests against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday, according to news reports....

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Israel arrests head of Palestinian prison news channel

May 22, 2012 5:27 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2012--Israeli authorities should release the director of a new Palestinian satellite broadcaster who has been detained since Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian broadcaster's equipment must be returned

May 8, 2012 2:02 PM ET

Dear Minister Kachlon: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the confiscation of equipment and archives belonging to the private Ramallah broadcaster Wattan TV more than two months ago.

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Palestinian Authority blocks critical websites

April 24, 2012 5:39 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2012--The Palestinian Authority has blocked up to eight critical news websites in the West Bank since February, according to a report released by an independent news agency on Monday....

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Palestinian Authority detains, questions two journalists

April 4, 2012 10:33 AM ET

New York, April 4, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Palestinian Authority's recent anti-press actions in which one journalist was detained for a week for reporting on alleged corruption and spying and a second was questioned over a critical article and his posts on social media. These actions occurred...

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Palestinian journalist's camera broken at protest

March 21, 2012 2:37 PM ET

New York, March 21, 2012--An Israeli soldier broke the camera of a Palestinian journalist on Friday as the photographer was covering an anti-settlement demonstration near Bethlehem, a city in the West Bank, according to news reports....

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Two Palestinian television stations raided in Ramallah

February 29, 2012 5:43 PM ET

New York, February 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's early-morning raid by Israeli soldiers on two private Palestinian television stations in Ramallah....

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Journalists In Prison

February 21, 2012 4:41 PM ET

Iran is the world's worst jailer of the press. Detentions rise in the Middle East and North Africa....

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

February 21, 2012 12:04 AM ET

Hamas forces in Gaza cracked down on journalists covering March demonstrations that called for Palestinian unity. Local journalists were attacked, media bureaus raided, and journalistic material confiscated. In April, three photographers were assaulted in the West Bank while covering skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in a village south...

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Attacks, arrests, legislation restrict Israeli press freedom

January 18, 2012 3:27 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by ongoing attacks on and detention of journalists in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as by a recent series of developments that restrict freedom of the press in Israel. Physical attacks, arrests, and other restrictions are creating an environment that undermines the vitality of the media, a key component of Israel's democracy.

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