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Attacks of journalist in Gaza: FG says act condemnable

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Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has condemned the coordinated and sustained targeting of journalists by the Israeli security forces in the ongoing conflict in Palestine, stressing that the action represents flagrant violations of press freedom and human rights.

Idris made the remarks in his speech at the Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers with the theme, “Israeli Government’s Disinformation and Hostilities Against Journalists during the Israeli Occupation of Palestine” held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Represented by the Head of Mission of the Nigerian Embassy in Turkey, Ambassador Zayyad Abdul-Salam, the Minister noted that since the beginning of the conflict, Journalists have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, violence, and even death simply for carrying out their duty to inform the public and uphold the principles of truth and justice.

“From the statistics provided by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), about 88 journalists and media workers were killed since the war began on October 7, 2023.

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