New York – Next week on Tuesday, (9 May 2023), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release Deadly Pattern, a report on the killings of journalists by the Israeli military over the past 22 years.
Ahead of the first anniversary of Al-Jazeera Arabic correspondent Shireen Abu Aklehs killing while reporting on an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, CPJ revisited 20 cases of journalists killed by the Israel Defense Forces and found a pattern of Israeli response that appears designed to evade responsibility.
CPJs report documents the scope of Israeli military killings of journalists and how the countrys seeming refusal to pursue justice for slain reporters undermines the freedom of the press.
It also looks at Israels military investigative process and explains why it so often falls short.
The report includes CPJs recommendations to protect journalists, end impunity in the cases of killed journalists, and prevent future killings.
CPJ will also host a panel discussion introducing the report that will be held in Arabic on May 10, 2023, from 9am to 12pm. local time, at the Carmel Hotel in Ramallah.
The report will be available on CPJs website in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.