RSF urges White House to step up protections for journalist…

RSF met senior National Security Council officials on November 21, 2023, at the White House about journalism in Gaza and requested several urgent protection measures. 

RSF has noted that the strict limitations imposed on the import of goods have made it nearly impossible to get resources to journalists on the ground in Gaza. These include basic necessities like phones, chargers, and cameras. Meanwhile, the journalists who are in Gaza cannot leave, and the only outside media permitted to enter have been invited to embed with Israel Defence Forces (IDF) forces and submit to strict rules controlling what they can see and share. While embedded coverage is valuable, it is no substitute for independent reporting. 

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