Press House - Gaza
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Press House-Palestine launched the activities of Media Campaign (Yes for Journalists Protection), at headquarters of Press House in Gaza City.
Among these activities were a Tweet Session on hashtag "Yes for Journalists Protection", in addition to a Photo Exhibition on "Journalists in the Field".
The Media Campaign was opened by Nour Al Sarraj from Press House, as she welcomed the attendees and pointed out the importance of protecting Palestinian journalists, especially those who are constantly exposed to violations.
Mr. Bilal Jadallah, Head of Board, stated that this campaign comes within the framework of Press House continuous efforts to promote freedom of opinion and expression, support independent media and enhance the professionalism of media in Palestine.
He continued, "The protection of journalists is a demand and a right in order to promote freedom of opinion and media to defend the rights of journalists while performing their work, pointing out that there is a clear increase according to special monitoring indicators and statistics conducted by Press House for violations against journalists, foremost the Israeli Occupation's violations of the right of Press Freedom.
He also pointed out that the demand to protect journalists, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to access of information come from the priorities of defending the rights of journalists and addressing all violations against them, as the protection of journalists is a right guaranteed by all charters and treaties.
In his speech, Jadallah called for providing protection to Palestinian journalists, supporting them, enhancing their role, facilitating their tasks, and confronting all those who violate their rights. Along with calling for the legal prosecution of those responsible for the murder of Palestinian journalists, he also urged the international community to pressure social media companies to stop opposing the Palestinian narrative and to stop avoiding spreading it around the world. He also called on occupation to cease its violations of the right of Press in Palestine.