Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Int'l press body condemns Israeli threat to censor Palestinian newspapers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 29/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Wednesday condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, al Ayyam, this morning.

The Israeli forces informed the managment of the company that it would halt the printing and distribution of newspapers that incite hatred against Israel, namely the 'Palestine,' 'Al Risala and 'Al Istiklal' newspapers, all of which have their main offices in Gaza.

Al Ayyam started printing the three papers three weeks ago following a national reconciliation agreement.

"We strongly condemn the actions of Israeli forces against Al Ayyam which were clearly intended to intimidate and strike fear into the company's employees," said IFJ President Jim Boumelha.

"Such repressive actions directly violate media freedom in Palestine and undermine the right of citizens to access open and balanced information. We call on the Israeli government to keep its forces in check and to ensure all attacks against Palestinian media are stopped," he said in a statement.

The Brussels-based IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 134 countries.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 7 2015 - Al-Ghanim congratulates Solomon Islands on nat'l dayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Tuesday a cable to the Solomon Islands' National Parliament Speaker Ajilon Nasiu, congratulating him on his ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Kuwait oil price down to USD 55.67Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Price of the Kuwaiti crude oil dropped by USD 2.45 to USD 55.67 per barrel on Monday compared to USD 58.12 pb on Friday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Saudi Arabia announces capturing 3 suspects linked to Al-Sadiq Mosque attackKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday capturing three suspects linked to the terrorist attack that hit Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait late last month. In a bid to ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Saudi Arabia issues health guidelines for Umrah, Hajj visitorsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health called on people intending to visit holy sites to conduct Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage at Makkah to make sure they comply with ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Obama: "This is a long-term campaign. ISIL is opportunistic, and it is nimble"Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) After meeting with his national security team on Monday, President Barack Obama reiterated the fight against ISIL will be a "long-term campaign" and urged the US ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Al-Ghanim congratulates Solomon Islands on nat'l dayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Tuesday a cable to the Solomon Islands' National Parliament Speaker Ajilon Nasiu, congratulating him on his ...

 Jul 7 2015 - KRCS launches "biggest" humanitarian aid in KurdistanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has started carrying out the initial phase of a KD 200-million humanitarian campaign that was allocated to help refugees in ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Bahrain allocates USD9.47b for spending in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) The Kingdom of Bahrain has set a USD9.47 billion spending budget for 2015, decreased from the former USD9.77 billion allocation for the previous year, Reuters reported.Further increase is ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Damac develops USD930m UK Jenga tower, to sign partnership with VersaceMENAFN
(MENAFN) Damac Properties, the Dubai-based real estate developer, is presently developing the USD930 million Jenga tower in the United Kingdom, and looking for a prospect partnership with the Italian ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Qatar's Barwa Real Estate plans USD4.1b capital spendingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Barwa Real Estate, the Qatari real estate developer, has set USD4.1 billion of capital spending for a five-year plan to gain profit on equity of no less than 15 percent by 2020 end, Reuters ...

more...


 






Google

menafn.com

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help