Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists

first_imgThe only Palestinian woman journalist currently detained, Bushra Al-Taweel, has been held since 8 November 2020, when she arrested on the road from Ramallah to Nablus. Although no charge has been brought against her, her administrative detention was extended for another four months on 7 March. She was previously held without any charge for a total of 230 days, from December 2019 to July 2020. May 28, 2021 Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Israel is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. According to RSF’s tally, the Israeli authorities are currently holding a total of at least 13 Palestinian journalists. They include Alaa Al-Rimawi, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in the West Bank city of Ramallah and head of the online news agency J-Media, who has been held since 22 April without any official charge being brought against him. A court initially ordered three months of administrative detention for Rimawi but reduced it to 45 days after he went on hunger strike for 16 days. Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Ahmad Azaizeh, a blogger who freelances for various outlets including, a local news site, was arrested at his home in Nazareth, in northern Israel, on 12 May after covering clashes between Palestinian citizens and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, and was placed in administrative detention for “inciting hatred.” A subsequent order was issued extending his detention until 17 May, but he was not released when that order expired. News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election A week ago, on 21 May, an Israeli judge ordered an 11-day extension to the administrative detention of another Palestinian journalist, Alghad TV cameraman Hazem Nasser, who was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint at the entrance to the West Bank town of Tlkarm on 12 May as he was returning from Nablus, 40 km to the south, where he had been filming clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian residents. His family told RSF they don’t know what he is charged with. News June 9, 2021 Find out more A video showing yesterday’s arrest of the two Alkofiya TV journalists has angered local organisations. It shows police leading reporter Zaina Halawani and cameraman Wahbi Mikeh out of the East Jerusalem district of Sheikh Jarrah where they were covering tension among residents about the threat of evictions. Today a court ordered them detained administratively for five days. “The repeated recourse to administrative detention exempts the Israeli authorities from having to bring charges and allows them to prolong detention indefinitely, which is unacceptable,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Palestinian journalists are just doing their job and should not, under any circumstances, be presumed to be guilty.” News RSF_en last_img read more

Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more