“Ever since Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, its leaders and security forces have maintained a tight grip on the local media”

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Palestinians: “Journalism” Hamas Style
by Khaled Abu Toameh
February 14, 2019

Needless to say, Hamas is not about to give credentials to any journalist who is not affiliated with the Islamist movement and its ideology. Also, Hamas is not going to give its “press cards” to any journalist who dares to criticize its rule over the Gaza Strip or express a different opinion. Worse, by granting itself the right to issue “press cards,” Hamas can now decide who is a journalist and who is not. Basically, Hamas’s message to journalists is, “If you’re not with us, go find yourself another job.” READ MORE

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