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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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Gaza authorities ban Saudi-funded broadcasters over ‘fake news’ report

New York, July 16, 2020 – Gaza authorities should immediately lift their bans on the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath broadcasters and allow them to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip, which is run by Hamas, banned the Saudi-funded news channels from working in Gaza, and…

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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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The explosion from an Israeli airstrike is seen in Gaza City on May 4, 2019. A building housing the Turkish Anadolu news agency's Gaza office was destroyed by Israeli forces that evening. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Israeli forces destroy Gaza office of Turkish Anadolu news agency

Beirut, May 9, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Israeli bombing of Turkish-stated owned news outlet Anadolu Agency’s Gaza office on May 4.

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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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Palestinians hold portraits of reporter Yasser Murtaja on April 13, 2018. A UN commission recently stated that Murtaja and fellow Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein were 'intentionally shot' by Israeli snipers. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

UN commission: Israeli snipers ‘intentionally shot’ Palestinian journalists in 2018, killing 2

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 grounds to believe that Israeli snipers…

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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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Protesters take cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest on the beach near Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Three Palestinian photojournalists injured covering Gaza protests since November 19

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 November 19, 2018, according to news…

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Palestinian demonstrators take part in a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City on August 3, 2018. At least four Palestinian journalists were injured by gunfire and shrapnel while covering protests in the Gaza Strip between July 27 and August 10. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Four Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire and shrapnel covering Gaza protests

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 Saada.

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Protesters try to move part of the fence along the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. Freelance photojournalist Zaki Yahya Awadallah was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Force while covering a protest east of Rafah city on July 20, according to reports. (AP/Adel Hana)

Palestinian photojournalist shot covering Gaza protests

Zaki Yahya Awadallah, a freelance photojournalist, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the southern Gazan city of Rafah on July 20, 2018, according to news reports, the Palestinian press freedom group Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedom (MADA), and the regional press…

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