EANA calls on Israeli authorities to secure journalists’ physical integrity and working conditions

EANA calls on Israeli authorities to secure journalists’ physical integrity and working conditions

GENEVA, May 14 (FENA) – The European Association of News Agencies (EANA) has called on the Israeli authorities to ensure the physical integrity and working conditions for journalists even in these hard times.

“With all due respect to the extreme situation taking place in Israel, EANA, the European Alliance of News Agencies, points out the importance of the work of journalists, whose activities, especially during difficult circumstances, are becoming ever more important.

The Board of EANA learned that four journalists of Anadolu Agency experienced dangerous situations and injuries during a clash between Israeli police and protesters in East Jerusalem and strongly calls on authorities to protect their physical integrity and working conditions.

The EANA Board sincerely wishes a speedy recovery to the injured journalists and is looking forward to a swift ending of the conflict.

“By allowing journalists to perform their important work, states and governments show willingness towards transparency and manifest support of democratic values. Journalists should be allowed to do their jobs without fear of injury or pressure of any kind,” stated the EANA Board in its appeal.