Tag Archive for PJS

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…

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…

Journalist unions in Israel, Palestine and across globe condemn Israel’s action against Bethlehem-based journalist

Journalist unions in Palestine, Israel and  their global union federation, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) , have joined together in a call to denounce the detention of Jared Malsin,  the American editor-in-chief  of the English-language section of the Bethlehem-based…