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International Federation of Journalists condemns Hamas meddling in Gaza journalists affairs

The contrast could not be clearer: in Israel, independent trade unions that sometimes cooperate with, sometimes confront the government. In areas controlled by the pro-Iranian Hamas, unions under the thumb of an authoritarian regime. This week the International Federation of…

Strike by workers at UN agency for Palestinian refugees

More than 16,000 employees of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) held a one-day strike on Tuesday  (Nov 17 2009) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip  to demand better pay, their union said. A…

Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even in the face of political difficulties. The launch conference of the…

UNRWA criticises worker unions ahead of regional work stoppage

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Monday criticised a workers’ union decision to stage work stoppages today, calling on staff not to deny refugees access to services, the Jordan Times…

UNRWA Palestinian refugee agency hit by more industrial disputes

Union members working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East  (UNRWA) are threatening to re-ignite mass protests in the coming week in the agency’s five fields of operation (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza…

Palestinian union demands end to gov’t crackdown on media

The Palestinian Journalists Union called on the Palestinian Authority to reopen the Al-Jazeera offices in Ramallah, and demanded they respect rights and freedoms of media and journalists and of citizens to free speech and freedom of expression, according to this…