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More than 30 international media outlets are calling for the protection of journalists in the Gaza Strip

More than 30 international media outlets, including the world's largest news agencies, expressed their solidarity with Palestinian journalists working under extreme conditions on Thursday, calling on the Israeli authorities to “protect” them, as well as the rest of the civilians in the Gaza Strip.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based organization that initiated the open letter co-signed by the media, since the start of the Israel/Hamas war, 94 have been killed. journaliststhe vast majority of whom, 89, were “Palestinians killed by the Israeli military” during what is the deadliest conflict on the journalistic community “ever recorded.”

“For almost five months, journalists and media professionals in Gaza -the main source of information on the ground in the Palestinian enclave- are working under unprecedented conditions” and “continue to broadcast news despite the very serious risk” to their physical integrity and their lives, the text co-signed by the BBC, among others, emphasizes. the New York Times, Der Spiegel, but also Haaretz.

They continue their work “despite the loss of their families, friends and colleagues, the destruction of their homes and offices, continuous displacement, disruption of communications and shortages of food and fuel,” the open letter, which it is also signed by the news agencies Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters, as well as the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) as reported by the Athens News Agency citing AFP.

“Journalists are civilians and the Israeli authorities must protect them as such under international law,” the text added, according to which “those responsible for any violations” must be “held accountable.”

Source: News Beast

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