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Israel confiscates AP equipment, citing new media law – POLITICO

“The law and orders unanimously signed by the government, with the overwhelming support of all security forces, stipulate that devices used to broadcast Al Jazeera content must be seized from any person or company,” Karhi said in a post on X.

He added: “We will continue to act decisively against anyone who tries to harm our soldiers and the security of the country, even if you do not like it. »

Lauren Easton, AP’s vice president of corporate communications, condemned the move. “The Associated Press denounces in the strongest possible terms the actions of the Israeli government to cut off our long-running live broadcast showing views of Gaza and seize AP equipment,” she said.

“The shutdown was not based on the content of the stream but rather the Israeli government’s misuse of the country’s new law on foreign broadcasters,” she continued.

“We urge the Israeli authorities to return our equipment and allow us to immediately restore our live broadcast so that we can continue to provide this important visual journalism to thousands of media outlets around the world. »

The White House called Israel’s seizure of the AP camera “concerning.”

“We remain steadfast in our belief that we must ensure that journalists have the ability and the right to do their jobs,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

The Foreign Press Association also expressed alarm at Israel’s confiscation of AP broadcasting equipment: “This is the latest in a series of dissuasive measures taken by the Israeli government to stifle the media.” »

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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