IWMF Calls for Protection of Journalists Reporting in Israel and Palestine
As conflict unfolds in Israel and the Gaza Strip, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) calls for the safety of journalists reporting in the region.
At least seven journalists have been killed in the first three days of fighting, including Salam Mema, a woman journalist from the Northern Gaza Strip killed in an airstrike. Disinformation about the conflict is also spreading rapidly online, preventing accurate reporting from emerging.
Amid global distress and upheaval, independent journalism is essential to sharing reliable information with the public. We stand in support of journalists continuing to bring truth to light and demand that press and civilians be protected during this crisis.
Journalists in need of emergency aid may find support from the following resources:
- The IWMF’s Emergency Fund, which provides support to women journalists in need of relocation; medical and psychological care; and legal aid
- The Committee to Protect Journalists, providing comprehensive support to journalists and media support staff
- The Journalists in Distress Network, a collective of organizations offering a variety of support to journalists around the world
- Free Press Unlimited, offering emergency assistance, legal support, and safety advice