The European chapter of the Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG EUROPE, GE) joins the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in calling for a transparent, international investigation of recent killings of female journalists worldwide.
On May 11, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while covering a raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin. The death of the Al Jazeera veteran has sparked international condemnation, as well as grief in the Arab world and beyond. Later, footage seen worldwide showed Israeli police officers using batons to beat mourners carrying the journalist’s coffin during the funeral procession, causing the coffin to fall out of the hands of some pallbearers.
Abu Akleh’s death was only the latest of several female journalists around the world.Read more “GAMAG EUROPA calls for an immediate end to the killing of media professionals ￼”