Gaza: Journalists rally against PA’s blocking of news sites in W. Bank

Pal journalists sit-in

Dozens of Palestinian journalists on Saturday participated in a sit-in staged in the Gaza Strip to condemn the Palestinian Authority (PA) for blocking many news websites in the West Bank.

Several journalists working for news agencies and centers, including from the Palestinian Information Center (PIC), participated in the sit-in, which was organized by the Forum of Palestinian Journalists (FPJ)

The participants carried placards protesting the blocking of websites at the behest of the PA attorney general in the West Bank.

In her speech, deputy head of the FPJ Heba Sakik called for producing a blacklist of the internet providers, which blocked news websites in compliance with the PA’s orders.

Sakik said that those internet providers violated the Palestinian and international laws that protect the freedom of opinion and expression, and access to information.

She appealed to the Syndicate of Palestinian Journalists, the Federation of Arab Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists to take serious action against the PA’s blocking of news websites and pressure it to revoke its decision in this regard.

(Source / 02.07.2017)

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