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Millions around the World Followed PCHR’s “No to Silencing the Press” Campaign Concluded Today

Ref: 20\2016    The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded today, 03 May 2016, the 2-day "No to Silencing the Press" campaign that was launched on Facebook and Twitter no the World Press Freedom Day. This campaign aimed at unveiling the Israeli crimes committed against journalists and attempts to silencing the press and hiding the truth, as well as PA violations against journalists, opinion makers and bloggers in West Bank and Gaza Strip. Moreover, the campaign displayed PCHR's recommendations in this regard. Mohammed Abu Hashem, Researcher at PCHR and coordinator of the campaign, highlighted the campaign "is a significant precedent in the...

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No to Silencing the Press: On World Press Freedom Day, PCHR Launches Blogging Campaign on Social Media

Ref: 19\2016    On the World Press Freedom Day that marked 02 May 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) launched a 2-day blogging campaign titled "No to Silencing the Press". Over 114 male and female bloggers participated in this campaign through publishing posts and tweets on Facebook and Twitter. The campaign was launched at 11:00 in the meeting hall at al-Salam Restaurant in Gaza City. Seventy bloggers participated as a focus group and published their tweets and posts on Twitter and Facebook in English and Arabic. Many other bloggers, who were not present in the meeting hall whether inside or outside...

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Silencing the Press,, Report on Israeli Attacks Against Media Workers in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (01 August 2011 – 31 December 2012)

  Introduction   Israeli Occupation Forces have continued to systematically attack local and international media workers,[1] who are interested in covering the area, despite the protection extended to them under international law.  These violations are part of the ongoing escalation in war crimes and other violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians.  It is clear that the Israeli practices against media workers, including killings and threats to their personal safety, is part of a well-planned scheme to isolate the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) from the rest of the world and to provide...

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Silencing the Press: Report on Israeli Attacks Against Media Workers in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (01 August 2011 through 31 December 2012)

Introduction   Israeli forces have continued to systematically attack local and international media workers,[1] who are interested in covering the area, despite the protection extended to them under international law.  These violations are part of the ongoing escalation in war crimes and other violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians.  It is clear that the Israeli practices against media workers, including killings and threats to their personal safety, is part of a well-planned scheme to isolate the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) from the rest of the world and to provide cover for...

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PCHR Publishes the 14th Report on Silencing the Press

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued the 12th in a series of reports titled "Silencing the Press – Documentation of Israeli Attacks against Media Personnel in the OPT."   The report addresses attacks launched by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on local and international media personnel working in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). It covers the period from 01 November 2010 to 31 July 2011. It includes detailed accounts of all Israeli attacks on journalists and media institutions, as documented by PCHR. This documentation is supported by testimonies by victims and eyewitnesses and by field investigations.  PCHR’s investigations refute many IOF’s claims regarding certain crimes,...

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Silencing the Press Report on Israeli Attacks against Journalists

  01 Nov. 2007 – 31 Aug. 2009 “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)   “Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.” “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or print, in the form of art, or through any other media of...

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