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“To date, 142 journalists and media workers have lost their lives, dozens of others have been injured, many have been arrested”

He hails the Cyprus Editors' Union “for the brave declaration and the stance it takes” in favor of of freedom of speech, and in favor of fellow Palestinian journalists who work at the risk of their lives, especially in the Gaza Strip, the Embassy of Palestine in Cyprus says in a statement.

Palestinian journalists, he says, especially in the Gaza Strip, “were and are at the forefront of the truth, fighting misinformation and silencing.” He notes that these Palestinian journalists were awarded the UNESCO prize “because they have played and are playing a prominent role in uncovering the truth, in defending the freedom of the press, in defending the freedom, rights and lives of the Palestinian people”.

He notes that “the weapon of the Palestinians in Gaza is the truth conveyed by our journalists, who remained there, carrying out their duty to inform”, and that, to date, 142 journalists and media workers have lost their lives them, dozens of others were injured, many were arrested, while facilities of Palestinian and international agencies were destroyed.

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and faith in journalism and editorial solidarity. Now, you here are the voice of your Palestinian colleagues”, reads the announcement.

Source: politis.com.cy

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