Palestine: new hub for journalists in Gaza

  • 02 May 2024

Journalists will soon benefit from a solidarity centre in Khan Younis where they will be able to access electricity, the internet and other equipment.

It will also provide a social hub, and space for training and recuperation.

The solidarity centre will be opened in the coming weeks by the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). It is made possible by significant donations from the Social Justice Fund of Canadian union Unifor and the Norwegian Union of Journalists Solidarity Fund.

Nasser Abu Baker, president of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate said: “Journalists in Gaza have suffered like no group of media workers before them – and have continued to report the news in a way that few believed possible. This centre will allow modest respite, and the space to take greater control of their work. It will be possible for them to create complete packages, rather than simply sending off raw images, for example.”

Anthony Bellanger, IFJ general secretary, said: “This shows the strength of unions when we work together. Colleagues in Canada and Norway have recognised the desperate need of their colleagues in Gaza, and shown enormous generosity. We hope that this will be one of two solidarity centres that we are able to open in Gaza – but that will require further sources of funding.”

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