Friday, December 17, 2010

Issues raised in Gaza

Following a recent trip to Gaza, we post a number of issues raised with us by the Gaza Centre for Journalists. These are human rights trype issues, in effect a list of incidents impacting the freedom of the press:
  • 16 April 2008 Fadil Shana'a, a 23 year old Reuters Cameraman, killed by a tank shell, South East Gaza City
  • July 2008 Sawah Abu Seif, a Palestinian cameraman with German ARD TV, was arrested at his home in Tel Al Harwa by masked security agents, presumably because he was a member of Fatah
  • 27 December 2008 Basil Ibrahim Al Faraj, a 22 year old cameraman on assignment to Algerian TV from the Palestinian Media and Communications Company, killed by an air strike on his car
  • 10 January 2009 Ala' Mourtaja of Al Wan Radio (a local radio station), killed by an air strike on his home in Al Zaytoun quarter
  • 17 January 2009 Omar Silawi, an Al Aqsar TV cameraman, killed in Jeballia by an air strike
  • 1 December 2010 Israel's Channel 10 was filming construction work in an area that was part of the former settlements. Italian TV had covered the same story but Channel 10 were asked to apply for a permit to do so. It took three days to get the permit. This was because Channel 10 is Israeli.
  • 5 December 2010 Al Jazeera English TV's entire team including cameraman, correspondent and producer, arrested when they tried to cover a sit in at the Fatah affiliated Shariq Foundation

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