Pakistan Press Foundation condemns physical assault on Palestinian journalist -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns physical assault on Palestinian journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over physical assault on Palestinian cameraman of Al-Mahid TV, Amer Hijazi by Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper’s security guard in Bethlehem, a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank.

Quoting the information from Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Canada said, Quote “one of the body guard physically assaulted cameraman Amer Hijazi on 20 January, 2014 after a dispute took place, when the Palestinian journalists were not allowed to film within the church during PM’s first official trip to the Middle East”.

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PPF condemns assault on cameraman and demands of the Canadian Government to hold an investigation of the incident and ensure freedom of expression and freedom of media.

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