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August 02, 2007

Hamas Silences More Media

In line with Hamas' perverse method of treating journalists "with dignity," the ruling party in the Gaza Strip is shutting down a popular tv program which recently was critical of the legal aspects of the Hamas takeover. The Jerusalem Post reports:

The Hamas Ministry of Information on Wednesday ordered the Ramattan News Agency and Media Services to stop broadcasting a popular TV show that dealt with the current situation in the Gaza Strip. . . .

On Wednesday morning, the Ramattan staff received a letter from the Hamas Ministry of Information instructing the agency to stop broadcasting the talk show, which is called Red Line. The program is presented by Palestinian author and journalist Hassan al-Kashef, a former director-general of the PA Ministry of Information. . . .

The last show, which was aired last Wednesday, dealt with the legal issues pertaining to Hamas's violent takeover of the Gaza Strip and the role of the Palestinian security forces in imposing law and order. Three Palestinian lawyers working for different human rights groups who appeared on the show were critical of Hamas's performance in the Gaza Strip.

Posted by TS at August 2, 2007 04:40 AM


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