es/wh). Vienna/ London January 24, 2024
Plea for end to deliberate killing of our colleagues
The AEJ is one of 18 international press freedom, human rights, and journalists’ organisations which today sent an open letter to Josep Borrell Fontelles, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
It calls for immediate and decisive actions to bring an end to Israel’s “deliberate targeting” of journalists in and around Gaza, creation of safe, independent, and uncensored conditions for reporting the conflict, and swift, transparent, and independent investigations into the more than 80 killings of journalists in the war until now.
The AEJ and other co-signatories of the letter condemn the killing of at least 83 journalists and media workers – an unprecedented number — in the first 10 weeks of the conflict since Hamas-led fighters committed horrific attacks and hostage-taking in Israel on October 7 2023.
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