RSF indignant over non-renewal of press cards

first_imgNews On January 14, a number of heads of offices of foreign media – the press agencies AFP, AP, Reuters, the US television channels ABC, CBS and NBC, European television channels France 2, TF1, ARD, ZDF, RAI, etc. – signed a statement in which they protested against the refusal by the Israeli authorities to renew the press cards of their Palestinian staff members. According to Daniel Seaman, head of the Government Press Office, the problem of press accreditation is under examination. Without press cards, Palestinian journalists are at the mercy of the Israeli security forces, who may decide to refuse to let them into Jerusalem if they so wish. Some of the international media, such as France 2, have been obliged to call on teams from France to make reports in the Occupied Territories. According to the head of a press agency based in Jerusalem, press cards are being allocated “in a more less arbitrary fashion”. Although most of Palestinian journalists have been informed that they will have to wait, some have been turned down flat. For example, Awad Awad, a Palestinian photographer with the Agence France-Presse, who had a press card since 1993 was informed that he would not get the renewal. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters sans frontières is indignant over the non-renewal by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) of press cards for Palestinian journalists working for the international media. Receive email alerts Organisation News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists January 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF indignant over non-renewal of press cards Reporters sans frontières (Reporters without Borders – RSF) is indignant over the non-renewal by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) of press cards for Palestinian journalists working for the international media. Help by sharing this information According to information obtained by RSF, with some exceptions, the Government Press Office has not renewed press cards for Palestinians (journalists and others working in the media) working for the international media since the beginning of the year. This decision, which affects journalists living in the Occupied Territories who work in Jerusalem as well as those who both live and work in the Occupied Territories, is said to be for “reasons of security”. In addition, with the pretext of safeguarding employment in Israel, the authorities are refusing to renew press cards for technicians from foreign television stations, insisting that foreign television companies could easily employ Israelis. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Follow the news on Israel Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization, expressed his consternation: “This measure constitutes discrimination. No more, no less. It is not only the Palestinian media being targeted here, but also the international media, who will simply no longer be able to carry out their work as usual. We demand that the Israeli authorities go back on this decision rapidly so that Palestinian reporters can do their jobs in normal conditions. We need reporters in the Occupied Territories in order to find out what is happening there”, he added. News RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NPFL: Rangers name new coach after Akwa Starlet humiliation

first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application Breaking: NFF adopts PPG, sets new date for league kick off The Rangers International of Enugu has named former national team assistant coach, Sylvanus Okpala, as new coach after firing the entire technical crew of the team led by Coach Benedict Ugwu. The Rangers team suffered an embarrassing loss to Akwa Starlets of Uyo in Enugu on Sunday. This was announced immediately after the match, which saw Rangers, who were 13th on the Nigeria Professional Football League table before the match, slump to a two nil loss at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. A lacklustre performance from the 2016 league champions saw Akwa Starlets race into a two goal lead in the first half. Rangers’ second half performance only proved that the team was lacking in confidence and direction as the Uyo team kept pilling pressure on the Flying Antelopes. The defeat, which is the Rangers’ third straight loss in the league, came as a huge shock to fans at the stadium as it has condemned the team to relegation battle.Tags: Akwa Starlets FCNigeria Professional Football LeagueRangers International FClast_img read more