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Press release: A record toll on journalists in Israel-Gaza war

New York, December 21, 2023—More journalists have been killed in the first 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza war than have ever been killed in a single country over an entire year, according to a new analysis released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As of December 20, 2023, at least 68 journalists and…

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CPJ joins lawmakers and family of slain Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in renewed calls for a U.S. investigation into her killing

The Committee to Protect Journalists continues to call on the Biden Administration to uphold its previous commitments to press freedom and human rights Washington, D.C. — Three members of the Abu Akleh family––brother Anton, niece Lina, and nephew Victor –– joined members of Congress, the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) and the Institute for Middle…

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President Biden must tackle press freedom during Middle East trip

New York, July 12, 2022 – As President Joe Biden departs for a visit to the Middle East from July 13 to 16, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges Biden to mount a robust defense of press freedom with the leaders of Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, where journalists’ ability to report freely and safely…

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A wounded Palestinian falls to the ground during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest in the southern Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018. At least seven journalists were injured on April 27 while covering the protests, according to CPJ research. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Seven Palestinian journalists injured as Gaza protests continue

At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate, news reports, and three local journalists–Moneeb Saada, Saud Abu Ramadan, and Sami Eissa–with whom…

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Israeli border police officers during clashes with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on April 13, 2018. A Palestinian photographer Ahmed Abu Hussein died on April 25 from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in Gaza, according to reports. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

Second Palestinian journalist dies from injuries sustained covering Gaza protests

Washington D.C., April 25, 2018–Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio, died today from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing Gazan Health Ministry officials. Hussein is the second…

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A participant runs past the Israeli barrier in the occupied West Bank during the annual Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem on March 23, 2018. Palestinian Preventive Security Forces on April 18 arrested Hazem Naser at home in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, according to news reports. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

Palestinian security forces arrest journalist in the West Bank

Beirut, April 18, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Hazem Naser, a Palestinian cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah Broadcasting Channel (NBC).

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