Palestinian journalists blackmailed with travel bans: report

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Journalism is an “unsafe” profession in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, according to Palestinian media professionals featured in a report published on Monday by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. Palestinian journalists are reportedly victims of “extortion” practices, as Israeli authorities attempt to silence them or pressure them to collaborate in exchange for their right to travel. According to the report, “the Israeli authorities force these individuals [journalists] to give up their right to freedom of expression in exchange for allowing them to enjoy their other rights”. B…

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