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Hamas security forces hold 2 journalists in Gaza for 48 hours for allegedly spreading false news

On July 16, 2020, security forces in Gaza summoned journalists Muthanna al-Najjar, a reporter for the Saudi-funded broadcaster Al-Hadath and the local Al-Quds Radio, and freelance journalist Tareq abu Ishaq, who contributes to the news website 4Media, to the local Attorney General’s office for questioning over a complaint by the local Education Ministry, according to…

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Police are seen in Gaza City on March 31, 2020. Police in Gaza recently arrested Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Hamas security forces repeatedly detain Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom

New York, April 2, 2020 — Hamas-affiliated authorities should stop their campaign of harassment against Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A member of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas is seen in the southern Gaza Strip on June 23, 2019. The Hamas-affiliated Internal Security Forces recently arrested journalist Bassam Mohammad Moheisen. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Palestinian journalist Bassam Moheisen detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since October 23

Beirut, November 1, 2019 — Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Bassam Mohammad Moheisen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Members of Palestinian Hamas security forces are seen in the Gaza Strip on March 13, 2018. Security forces recently arrested journalist Hani al-Agha. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Palestinian journalist Hani al-Agha detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since September 25

Beirut, October 4, 2019 — Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Hani al-Agha and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Residents pass damage caused by Hurricane Dorian on September 5, 2019, in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, hit the Bahamas on September 1, 2019. The scale of the devastation only became fully clear September 4-5, with the country’s Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands being severely impacted, according to news reports.

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Gaza City port, pictured on May 16. The attorney general in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has recommended that a court ban distribution of the pro-Fatah daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

Hamas attorney general calls for Gaza ban of pro-Fatah weekly

Beirut, June 5, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the attorney general in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to drop his recommendation that a court ban distribution of the pro-Fatah daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.

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Palestinian members of the Hamas security forces patrol in the town of Nuseirat, central Gaza Strip, on March 22, 2018. Hamas detained at least 3 Palestinian journalists after Gaza cost-of-living protests in mid-March 2019. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Hamas detains at least 3 Palestinian journalists after Gaza cost-of-living protests

Beirut, March 19, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detention of at least three Gazan journalists and called on authorities in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to release them immediately.

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A Palestinian man reads a newspaper outside his store in Gaza City. The executive director of the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate was recently detained and beaten by security forces in Gaza.

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

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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A man sits in a car trunk in Gaza City in July 2018. Israel has banned the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV from operating in the region. (Reuters/ Marius Bosch)

Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV

Beirut, July 17, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged the Israeli authorities to lift a ban on the Palestinian broadcaster Al-Quds TV.

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Hamas security forces patrol the Shatti refugee camp in Gaza City, March 8, 2015. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Hamas detains Palestinian journalist in Gaza

New York, June 14, 2017—Palestinian authorities in the Gaza Strip should immediately release Fouad Jaradeh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Jaradeh, a reporter for Palestine TV, the official Palestinian Authority broadcaster based in the West Bank, was detained June 8 in Gaza City by authorities from the territory’s Hamas-led government, according to news…

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