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Palestinian journalists under attack: NUJ public meeting in parliament

When

Wednesday 4 July 2018

18.30 – 20.00 in committee room 16 in the House of Commons

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Where

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Details

PJS event

Come to the NUJ public meeting in parliament where leaders of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) will talk about the latest situation in Palestine, and they will present the results of their monitoring of attacks on journalists and media workers.

For example, in 2017 the PJS recorded 909 media violations in the West Bank and Gaza, 37 per cent more than the ones recorded in 2016. Media violations included the closure of media offices and production companies, financial penalties, websites blockages and arrests. According to PJS 2017 report, 81 per cent of the media violations (740) were committed by Israeli forces while 19 per cent (169) were attributed to Palestinian authorities.

The speakers confirmed for this event include:

  • Nasser Abu Bakar - PJS president
  • Michelle Stanistreet - NUJ general secretary
  • Musa Shaer - Ramallah photojournalist
  • Grahame Morris MP (Labour)
  • Liz Saville Roberts MP (Plaid Cymru)
  • Baroness Bonham Carter (Liberal Democrat)
  • Tommy Shephard MP (SNP)
  • A representatives from the Conservatives has also been invited (details tbc).

If you would like to attend then please RSVP: campaigns@nuj.org.uk

If you have not visited the UK parliament before, then please have a look at the visiting parliament guidance, you will need to arrive early to ensure you have time to go through the airport-like security checks (can take up to 20-30 minutes during busy periods).

Find out more information about the NUJ's campaigns about media workers in Palestine.

Further details and contact information

NUJ campaigns and communications department
Email: campaigns@nuj.org.uk

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