Gaza - Press House
On Tuesday, August 16, 2021, Press House-Palestine (BAS) held a dialogue session on the topic of “Freedom of Expression & Right to Access to Information” within "Journalists Have Power" project activities funded by the Government of Canada.
The session was held in Gaza City, with consideration of high prevention measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID 19, with the participation of lawyer Mr. Mohammed Zayed and in presence of a number of journalists (women and men), students and graduates of media colleges.
Ms. Hanadi Olwan, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Press House, opened the dialogue session, stressing that Press House working on strengthen the concept of freedom of expression and access to information in a right and legal ways and present them to public by integrity and impartially.
From his part, Mr. Mohammed Zayed talked about the concept of freedom of expression and the mechanisms and methods of access to information in Palestinian law texts and international agreements, stressing the important of documenting violations against journalists.
Also, he clarified the general concepts and freedom of expression requirements, in addition to what Palestinian law texts and international agreements contents, as the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights, the edited Palestinian Basic Law and Publications Law of 1995.
The dialogue session included many participations from participants which focused on expand information related in freedom of expression and access to information and transferring it to a larger number of media professionals.