Shireen Abu Akleh

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US FBI-led investigation of Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing a welcome first step

New York, November 15, 2022—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday welcomed reports that the FBI plans to investigate the May 11 killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as an important first step toward potentially achieving justice in her case. The U.S. Department of Justice notified the Israeli Ministry of Justice of the…

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Israel finds Shireen Abu Akleh likely killed by unintentional Israeli fire

Washington, D.C., September 5, 2022—In response to news reports that an internal Israeli investigation released Monday found that Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by unintentional Israel Defense Forces fire, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for accountability: “The Israel Defense Forces’ admission of guilt is late and incomplete….

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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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CPJ calls on US officials to act after Blinken meeting with Shireen Abu Akleh’s family

New York, July 26, 2022 – U.S. authorities must follow their meeting with family members of slain Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh with substantive action to investigate her death and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On Tuesday, July 26, Abu Akleh’s relatives met with U.S. Secretary of…

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CPJ says Biden’s failure to address press freedom issues on Mideast tour leaves journalists more vulnerable

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2022 — The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed dismay Monday that President Joe Biden failed to meaningfully address press freedom and journalists’ rights during his Middle East tour last week.  “The U.S. effectively shrugged its shoulders over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, did not push for the release of…

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CPJ cautiously welcomes Biden pledge on investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh’s death; calls for US to address press freedom in Saudi Arabia and Egypt 

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2022 – In response to media reports that President Joe Biden will insist on “a full and transparent accounting” of the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement Friday: “While CPJ welcomes President Biden’s public call for accountability into the death of journalist Shireen Abu…

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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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CPJ calls on Biden administration to investigate killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

CPJ calls on the Biden administration to lead a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

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CPJ calls on Biden not to normalize journalist killings and imprisonment ahead of Middle East trip

New York, June 14, 2022 – In response to Tuesday’s announcement of U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia to meet with regional leaders, the Committee to Protect Journalists reiterated a call for the U.S. government to press for accountability for the killings and imprisonment of journalists. Biden…

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‘The war eats you alive’: Gaza journalists on the toll of covering Israeli attacks

Since May, Palestinian journalists have endured two traumatizing events: the killing of their colleague, Al-Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh, and the one-year anniversary of an Israeli airstrike that destroyed a Gaza City building housing The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera, along with other offices and residential apartments, during an Israeli military campaign against militant groups in Gaza. That war…

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