DCMF denounces Israel's decision to ban Al Jazeera

DCMF denounces Israel's decision to ban Al Jazeera

Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF) condemns the decision by the Israeli authorities to shut down Al-Jazeera's office in Jerusalem and revoke its journalists press credentials.
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Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF) condemns the decision by Israeli authorities to shut down Al-Jazeera News Network's offices in Jerusalem and revoke its journalists press credentials.

DCMF believes that such practice is part of a systematic attack on press freedom and freedom of expression, and is intended to avoid coverage of the continuous violations committed against Palestinians by Israeli forces in the occupied territories.

By taking this decision, Israel is lining up with the Gulf States who have been imposing a siege on Qatar for more than two months, namely Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain as well Egypt, who have also targeted Al-Jazeera, shut down its offices and banned its journalists from working in their countries.

DCMF calls on all concerned organizations to resist this decision which targets, not only Al-Jazeera, but all free media outlets that believe in the right of freedom of expression, the right to convey the truth, and the free access to information. DCMF also urges all concerned parties to reject Israeli practices that hinder the freedom of journalists to cover news developments in the Palestinian territories.

DCMF supports all the legal actions planned to be taken by Al Jazeera network in order confront, counter, and prevent the implementation of this decision.

 

Source: DCMF 

 

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