NEW DELHI: Indian journalist our bodies together with the Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Sunday strongly condemned the “brazen” Israeli airstrikes on a constructing in Gaza that housed the workplaces of the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and different information media retailers.
The EGI stated in an announcement that given the current background of the “escalating conflict” on this area, it sees this airstrike as “a de facto attack on the news media by the Israeli government” that may disrupt the circulation of stories from this extremely risky area and have world safety implications.
“The Editors Guild of India strongly condemns the brazen airstrikes on a building in Gaza that housed the editorial offices of Al Jazeera and the Associated Press,” the EGI stated.
It additionally demanded that the Israeli authorities give “a detailed justification” of the decision-making behind this assault “along with evidentiary proof”.
“The Guild also calls for the Israeli government to facilitate an UN-monitored investigation into this bombing raid,” it added.
“Further, the Guild urges the Indian government to take up this issue with the Israeli government, demanding an independent inquiry and reiterating the need for ensuring the safety of journalists in any conflict situation,” the assertion stated.
The EGI famous that the bombing raid on May 15 demolished the 12-storey constructing, destroying a lot of the digicam and enhancing gear and severely affecting the information reporting and broadcasting capabilities of the 2 organisations.
“Besides the loss of hardware and office space, the bombing destroyed what was described as ‘home’ by some of the journalists,” it stated.
Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Association and Press Club of India additionally criticised the motion of the Israeli navy in a joint assertion.
They stated there could be no justification for bombing media homes and focusing on their personnel and sources.
“It appears as a clear attempt to prevent media houses from reporting excesses that have become a routine affair in Gaza and the occupied parts of Palestine,” they stated, and demanded that focusing on of media individuals working in violence-hit battle zones “be completely stopped immediately”.