Press leaders with a clear message to Støre: – Totally unacceptable

Press leaders with a clear message to Støre: – Totally unacceptable

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In a joint letter, press leaders from the Norwegian Teachers' Association, the Norwegian Journalists' Association and the Norwegian Journalists' Association recommend a strong reaction to Israel and urge Norwegian authorities, along with Prime Minister Jonas Gerstør and Foreign Minister Espan Barth E, to “take the lead.”

– The letter states that the Norwegian authorities should make it clear to the Israeli authorities that the situation for press freedom and the protection of journalists is completely unacceptable.

The letter was signed by Elin Floberghagen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Journalists' Association, Dag Itar Trigestad, President of the Norwegian Journalists' Association, and Reitun Kelling Nybo, Secretary General of the Norwegian Teachers' Association. Gaza

– We are all deeply concerned

– We are all deeply concerned about the absolutely dangerous situation in which basic human rights continue to be violated. This applies both to the situation of journalists based in Gaza, the lack of opportunities for editor-controlled media to report on the war, and the growing desire to block the media, they say in a letter dated April 5.

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The press associations also point out that “the safety situation for journalists in Gaza is unprecedented” and that at least 95 journalists and media workers have been killed in the war between Israel and Hamas since the war began six months ago. System statistics Committee to Protect Journalists.

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– Every day, some journalists based in Gaza continue to risk their lives and health to do their jobs.

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– This is completely inappropriate

Earlier, the same three news organizations approached Israel's ambassador in Norway to express concern about “how difficult it is for foreign journalists to enter Gaza and the restrictions Israeli authorities impose on the few who do.”

All three journalists' unions oppose the approval of the law, which aims to give the government the power to block the broadcasting of foreign news media.

– It says it is totally incompatible with basic democratic values ​​of press freedom.

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