For Journalists, “Gaza Is Unprecedented,” and Deadly

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The rules that have, at least to a degree, protected the safety and freedom of journalists are being violated around the world, nowhere more so than in Gaza. “Gaza is unprecedented,” Jodie Ginsberg, the C.E.O. of the Committee to Protect Journalists, says, in “the number of journalists killed in such a short space of time. Part of that is to do with the size of Gaza, the density: the fact that there is nowhere to go that’s safe.” She talks with David Remnick about the accusation that Israel is targeting Palestinian journalists, and about threats to press freedom and safety in countries including the United States, where Donald Trump has labelled reporters “enemies of the people.”

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For Journalists, “Gaza Is Unprecedented,” and Deadly

The C.E.O. of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses whether Israel is targeting Palestinian reporters, and looks at threats to the safety of journalists around the world.


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