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Human rights group joins calls to delay Palestinian journalist union elections

A Gaza-based Palestinian human rights group has joined the growing calls to delay historic elections for leadership positions in the Palestinian journalists’ union. Nominations for the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) elections closed on Monday (February 1, 2010). Challenges to the…

Female journalists demand union representation

Dozens of female journalists from Gaza rallied on Sunday in front of the office of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate in Gaza City, demanding that membership be opened up to women. Journalist Dunya Isma’il called on the PJS to introduce a…

Call to postpone Palestinian journalists’ congress due to political interference

The International Federation of Journalists has called for a postponement of a historic Palestinian journalists’  union congress,  because of undue political interference. The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate announced on Wednesday that nominations were open for its leadership and a long overdue…

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…