How Hamas uses deadly force to rig foreign press coverage in their favor

by Gramfan on August 13, 2014

in censorship, Gramfan (team member), Hamas, mainstream media, Palestinians

CAMERA asks: Why Almost No Photos or Videos of Hamas?
(h/t: Blazing Cat Fur)

Here’s why:

Andrew Bolt: Foreign Press Association (finally) attacks Hamas for threatening journalists in Gaza

Finally a belated admission from the Foreign Press Association of the way Hamas terrorists manipulated a largely cowed foreign media:

The FPA protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.

The international media are not advocacy organisations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground.

In several cases, foreign reporters working in Gaza have been harassed, threatened or questioned over stories or information they have reported through their news media or by means of social media.

We are also aware that Hamas is trying to put in place a “vetting” procedure that would, in effect, allow for the blacklisting of specific journalists. Such a procedure is vehemently opposed by the FPA.

Why have almost none of the journalists embedded in Hamas territory said this much in their reports?

It worked:

A foreign correspondent, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Yedioth Aharonoth’s Daniel Batini (August 7, 2014) that “First, Hamas said its spokesmen could only be interviewed in the courtyard of the Al-Shifa’a Hospital in Gaza City. That meant there were long lines of correspondents waiting for interviews, and as a result they watched the bleeding wounded arriving at the hospital for treatment. That [system] created exactly the impression Hamas wanted, of an immediate emergency situation and a human and humanitarian catastrophe.Second, Hamas never allowed foreign correspondents access to military sites attacked by Israel, whether they were bases, rocket launching sites or other targets. The organization’s dead and wounded operatives were not photographed and therefore, from a media point of view, they do not exist. All that serves Hamas’ objective of representing all the casualties as civilians. Third, it was obvious that Hamas was firing rockets from civilian areas, but Hamas operatives forbid camera teams from filming them, because they did not want to reveal the tactic or the locations of the launch sites.”

More here.

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1 Obaid Karki August 13, 2014 at 8:47 am

غرد ياطقعان تري الضراط ابلاش
Gaza is a scam.
Palestinians ain’t worth urine that p****d on their wounds.
They just began begging Egypt truce.
More money for Hamas more arms for Israel. F*** the dead Muslim elders, women and children they’re bloody roadkills.

2 Gramfan August 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

Bolt has done an outstanding job covering the Israel/Gaza conflict and IS!!

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