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Journalists in Danger

West Bank and Gaza on CPJ's list of Worst Places to Be a Journalist

Committee to Protect Journalists
3 May 2003

The Committee to Protect Journalists is marking World Press Freedom Day, Saturday, May 3, by naming the World’s Worst Places to Be a Journalist. The list of 10 places represents the full range of current threats to press freedom.

Israeli army asked about enquiry into killing of journalist

Reporters Without Borders
28 April 2003

Reporters Without Borders’ secretary-general, Robert Ménard, welcomed the army’s “competence and goodwill ” in announcing at once that an enquiry would be made into the 19 April death of the journalist, Nazeh Darwazeh, in the centre of Nablus and said a Reporters Without Borders representative would go to Israel next month to see how the investigation was going.

CPJ outraged by shooting death of Palestinian cameraman

Committee to Protect Journalists
22 April 2003

In a 22 April 2003 letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, CPJ expressed its outrage over the death of Nazih Darwazeh, a Palestinian cameraman working with The Associated Press Television News (APTN), who was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday 19 April.

IFJ: "Impossible to ignore evidence of Israeli targeting of journalists"

International Federation of Journalists
21 April 2003

The shooting by soldiers of a journalist filming protests on the West Bank at the weekend provides fresh evidence that the lives of Palestinian media staff are “recklessly being put at risk” by Israeli forces, says the International Federation of Journalists.

French TV journalists refused entry into country

Reporters Without Borders
16 April 2003

Reporters Without Borders protested today at the detention of a team of journalists from the French TV station Canal + as they arrived in Israel yesterday to make a programme about international civilian and pacifist missions in the country.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian cameraman in Nablus

Reporters Without Borders
19 April 2003

Reporters Without Borders called for an immediate investigation into the killing by the Israeli army in Nablus today of Palestinian cameraman Nazeh Darwazi, who was working for the APTN (Associated Press Television Network) news agency and the Palestinian state television.

Two Reuters journalists wounded in Jabalya

Reporters Without Borders
6 March 2003

RSF has asked Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz to open an inquiry into the wounding of two journalists from the British news agency Reuters on 6 March 2003 in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Awarded World Press Freedom Prize 2003

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
6 March 2003

Israeli journalist Amira Hass who has spent the last decade living in and reporting on the Palestinian Territories for the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz, was today awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for 2003.

CPJ alarmed by Israel's closure of two television stations and a radio station in Hebron

Committee to Protect Journalists
3 February 2003

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by Israel’s closure of two local television stations and a radio station in the West Bank town of Hebron during an incursion into the West Bank.

First prize for freedom of media to Israeli and Palestinian journalists

Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig
6 February 2003

In 2003, the Leipzig “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” goes to Israel and Palestine. As the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig announced on Thursday, the first Prize of 15,000 Euro goes halves to Gideon Levy who works for the prestigious paper Ha’aretz at Tel Aviv and Daoud Kuttab, Director of the Institute of Modern Media at the Palestine Ramallah.

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