Indian Journalists’ Organizations Condemn Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Building Housing AP and Al Jazeera Offices | India News
NEW DELHI: Indian journalists’ bodies, including publishers Guild of India (EGI) on Sunday strongly condemned the “blatant” Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza that housed the offices of the Associated Press, Al jazeera and other means of communication.
The EGI said in a statement that, given the recent background to the “escalation of the conflict” in this region, it views this airstrike as “a de facto attack on the media by the Israeli government” that may disrupt the flow of news from this region. volatile region and have global security implications.
“The Publishers Guild of India strongly condemns the blatant airstrikes on a building in Gaza that housed the editorial offices of Al Jazeera and the Associated Press,” the EGI said.
He also demanded that the Israeli government provide “a detailed justification” for the decision-making behind this attack “along with evidentiary evidence.”
“The Guild also calls on the Israeli government to facilitate a UN-supervised investigation into this bombing,” he added.
“Furthermore, the Guild urges the Indian government to address this issue with the Israeli government, demanding an independent investigation and reiterating the need to guarantee the safety of journalists in any conflict situation,” the statement said.
EGI noted that the May 15 bombing demolished the 12-story building, destroyed much of the camera and editing equipment, and severely affected the news broadcasting and broadcasting capabilities of the two organizations.
“In addition to the loss of hardware and office space, the bombing destroyed what some journalists described as ‘home,'” he said.
Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Association Y Press Club of India He also criticized the action of the Israeli army in a joint statement.
They said there can be no justification for bombing the media and targeting its staff and resources.
“It seems like a clear attempt to prevent the media from reporting on excesses that have become a routine matter in Gaza and the occupied parts of Palestine,” they said, demanding that attacks on media people be They work in conflict zones affected by violence “are completely stopped immediately”.