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May 4, 2012

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At work in the Occupied West Bank… Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff
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Yesterday I reported with disgust about the new Israeli military censor’s plans to monitor FaceBook, Twitter and Blogs….
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Well, guess what …. PA security forces have arrested dozens of Palestinian journalists, bloggers, students and activists in recent weeks. Many have been detained for statements they made on social networking sites like Facebook that were critical of the PA, while others were targeted for articles and other work they published. It looks like Israel’s representative in the Occupied West Bank beat the master to this..
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Dozens of journalists, activists arrested as PA cracks down on dissent
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
 
Demonstrators hold banners protesting restrictions on free speech

Palestinian journalists in Gaza City protest the arrest of West Bank journalist Yousef al-Shayab, 4 April 2012. (Mohammed Asad / APA images)

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of journalists and activists critical of its policies are…

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