Group demands an end to all abuses against women journalists

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” sent its warmest greetings for all Palestinian women journalists, and all women in Palestine and across the globe, on this occasion that marks the International Women’s Day.

On this occasion MADA center reassured the urgent need to eliminate all forms of violations against women journalists, following a significant escalation of violations committed especially by the Israeli Occupation Forces during the recent months of last year, while covering the events of the popular rising across the West Bank.

Women journalists also face violations by Palestinian parties, in addition to discrimination that results in banning them from holding leading roles in media outlets.

MADA Center produced last year a special report about violations against women journalists, since the beginning of 2010 till the end of 2014, where 103 violations were committed against them, the most serious and dangerous ones were committed by IOF with a total percentage of ( 64%), and (36%) were committed by Palestinian parties.

“MADA” on this special day saluted all women journalists for all their achievements, and dedication in work, despite all socio-economic and political difficulties in Palestine.

Finally, “MADA” emphasized the urgent need to stop all abuses, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women journalists, and to empower them to hold leading and senior positions is Palestinian media outlets.