Palestinian TV crew members display orders issued by the Israeli police to report for questioning by law enforcement officers, June 3, 2020.

May: Israel Commits 27 Violations against Palestinian Media Workers

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) reported on Sunday, June 7, that during the month of May it documented 27 violations committed by Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories. WAFA indicated that these violations by Israel against journalists included the firing of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and…

Palestinian photojournalist Moath Amarneh was seriously injured while covering protests in Surif, near the West Bank city of Hebron, November 15, 2019.

2019 Report: 255 Violations against Journalists in OPT by Israeli Forces

During 2019, Israeli military forces committed 255 violations against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). These figures appear in the annual report prepared by WAFA, the Palestine News and Information Agency, which the organization released on Sunday, January 5. The violations included the firing of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and…

The rally organized in Ramallah by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) against the decision by Israeli authorities to close down the offices of Palestinian TV in Jerusalem, November 21, 2019

Journalists Protest Israel’s Closing Jerusalem Offices of Palestinian TV

Hundreds of journalists joined a march and protest rally organized by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) on Thursday, November 21, against the decision by Israeli authorities to shut down the television offices of Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in Jerusalem. The offices of PBC Television, a channel funded by the Palestinian Authority, received orders to close…

Under the proposed legislation, taking or distributing photos like this would be a crime punishable by 5 or 10 years of imprisonment.

Government Plans to Jail Anyone Documenting Soldiers in Occupied West Bank or along Gaza Border

Israel’s far-right government and coalition is advancing an anti-democratic law that would ban the photographing or videoing of soldiers “carrying out their duties” in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Despite reservations by Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, who considers the legislation problematic from a constitutional point of view, on Sunday, June 17, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation…