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June 21, 2007

Palestinian Condemnation for Attacks on Journalists


The Palestinian Center for Human Rights details and condemns the numerous violent attacks on Palestinian media insitutions:

PCHR strongly condemns increasing attacks on media institutions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the context of the conflict between Hamas and Fatah movements. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas and Fatah movements to take serious steps to stop such attacks which undermine the freedom of expression and the right to receive and impart information, which are a cornerstone of any democratic regime.

According to PCHR’s documentation, a number of media institutions known of connections to the two parties of the conflict and others were attacked by militants from the two parties or by unknown militants in areas that were under field control of the two parties. Such attacks included storming and robbing media offices, closing and damaging television and radio stations, preventing the distributions of newspapers, and other attacks that all undermine press freedoms.

Posted by TS at June 21, 2007 04:39 AM


So, where is Mr. BBC-Alan Johnston? He loved the Palestinians, and he has not seen seen for weeks.

Posted by: allyson rowen taylor at June 21, 2007 12:00 PM

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