Thursday, October 13, 2011

Israel increases use of bullets, tear gas against journalists

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
The Electronic Intifada

"JERUSALEM (IPS) - As media freedoms throughout the occupied West Bank and Gaza continue to decline, human rights groups are urging that powerful governments put pressure on Israeli and Palestinian security forces [They are partners in crime!] to respect and facilitate the ability of journalists to do their work.

“We need international interference,” says Riham Abu Aita, public relations officer at the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA). “The biggest challenge is the Israeli occupation forces because 80 percent of the violations are committed by them......"

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