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Attacks, arrests, threats, censorship: The high risks of reporting the Israel-Gaza war

Since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7, journalists and media across the region have faced a hostile environment that has made reporting on the war exceptionally challenging.   In addition to documenting the growing tally of journalists killed and injured, CPJ’s research has found multiple kinds of incidents of journalists being targeted while carrying out…

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CPJ calls on United Nations to investigate Israel’s arbitrary detention of Palestinian journalists

Israel escalates practice of detaining journalists without charge amid war New York, March 25, 2024—Israel is utilizing administrative detention to detain a record number of Palestinian journalists without charge during the Israel-Gaza war, according to an urgent appeal submitted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention…

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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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Al-Jazeera journalist Wael Al Dahdouh holds the hand of his son Hamza, who also worked for Al-Jazeera and who was killed in an Israeli strike in southern Gaza on January 7, 2024.

Photos: Israel-Gaza war takes unprecedented toll on journalists

The Israel-Gaza war has been devastating for civilians, including journalists covering the conflict. While a few conflicts have taken the lives of hundreds of journalists over a period of years, no other war has taken so many journalists’ lives in such a short time span, according to CPJ data that has been gathered since 1992. Here…

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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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In an era of global protest, France and Israel stand out for use of dangerous ammunition

With the world gripped in a historic wave of unrest, journalists in no fewer than 65 countries – about a third of the world – have been attacked covering protests since 2015, according to a report I authored for a U.N. agency that was published today. One thing that stood out during my research for the report Safety…

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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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Israeli forces stand guard as Palestinians sit outside shops in Hebron, in the West Bank on April 3, 2018. At least seven Palestinian journalists have been arrested since July 31, according to news report. (Reuters/Mussa Qawasma)

Israeli forces arrest at least 7 Palestinian journalists in West Bank

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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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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A Syrian soldier at the Nasib border crossing with Jordan in Deraa, Syria on July 7, 2018. At least 70 journalists and media workers are caught in Quneitra between advancing forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the closed borders of Israel and Jordan, according to CPJ research. (Reuters/ Omar Sanadiki)

At least 70 Syrian journalists trapped in southwestern Syria

Beirut, July 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about dozens of Syrian journalists and media workers trapped in the southwestern Syrian provinces of Daraa and Quneitra.

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