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Palestinian Authority arrests two journalists for Facebook posts

Palestinian journalists are stuck between Israel’s brutal occupation and an increasingly repressive Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

After reconciliation agreement, Hamas and Fatah united in press crackdown

Patrick O. Strickland
Ramallah
12 June 2014

“This is the police state of Mahmoud Abbas,” says journalist hospitalized after beating by Palestinian Authority forces.

Nablus court jails man for depicting Abbas as soccer star

Mel Frykberg
Ramallah
14 March 2013

In an unprecedented move, Anas Saad Awad has been convicted of a crime after posting a satirical image on Facebook.

Palestinian forces increasingly join Israel in repression of journalists

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
28 November 2012

Palestinian journalists routinely self-censor following increased violations of media freedoms in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Journalists demand UN probe into why Israel targeted them in Gaza

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
25 November 2012

Human rights activists denounce Israeli spokesman Mark Regev’s attempts to justify attacks on media offices.

Ramallah TV station sues Israel over stolen equipment

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Ramallah
16 November 2012

Eleven Palestinian media outlets have been raided by Israel over the past five years.

Dozens of journalists, activists arrested as PA cracks down on dissent

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jerusalem
1 May 2012
The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of journalists and activists critical of its policies are threatening freedom of expression in the West Bank, according to local human rights groups.

Palestinian Authority jails journalist for publishing exposé on foreign ministry

Asa Winstanley
Ramallah
30 March 2012
The Palestinian Authority imprisoned journalist Yousef al-Shayab Wednesday because of something he wrote, and because he insists on protecting his sources, say his colleagues
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