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Palestinian journalists in Gaza are facing immense danger and challenges in their coverage of the conflict, with many journalists being killed and others struggling to survive each day. They lack access to protective gear, face shortages of food and supplies, and have damaged equipment. The CPJ is providing $300,000 in emergency funding to support these journalists, with the aim of ensuring their safety and ability to continue reporting from the frontlines of the conflict.
"Amid continuous airstrikes and the blocking of international journalists from entering Gaza, local journalists are on the frontlines of this story as they try to survive every day," reports the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The CPJ is disbursing the funds through local and regional organizations, including the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, and Palestinian NGO Filastiniyat. The funding will cover equipment replacement, emergency shelter, food, and medical supplies as needed. The goal is to support Palestinian journalists in Gaza so they can continue bringing the news to the world despite the challenging conditions they face.
"The aim of CPJ's assistance and implementation through these local organizations is to ensure that journalists inside Gaza remain safe and able to continue bringing the news from the frontlines to the rest of the world," explained the CPJ.