The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Gaza Journalists Call Out Media Complicity

 On April 27, members of the U.S. media, celebrities, and politicians will wine and dine with President Biden and members of his administration at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  

Since October 7, Israeli forces have killed at least 125 journalists in Gaza –  more journalists than have ever been killed in a single country over the course of an entire year. But you wouldn’t know this shameful statistic by reading or watching U.S. mainstream media. 

At a time when there are so few journalists left in Gaza, the U.S. media industry has chosen to sit and laugh with President Biden, ignoring his complicity in the assassination, torture, abduction and detention of their colleagues in Gaza by Israel.

Palestinian journalists in Gaza, including Bisan Owda and Mohammed Zaanoun, recently published a letter asking their colleagues to boycott the event. We need your help to pressure U.S. media companies to meet their demands and show Biden that there is a cost to aiding and abetting war crimes.

Use our new tool to instantly email 12 media industry executives and ask them to boycott the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. 

We’ve collected a list of individual work emails for 12 executives from major media companies, including the New York Times, CNN Worldwide and the Associated Press, who recently signed a letter committing to “championing the safety of journalists in Gaza.”

Together, we can push them to act on their commitment and stand up for the rights of all journalists everywhere.

Palestinian journalist Mohamed Balousha was stationed in northern Gaza on Dec. 16, 2023 when Israeli snipers targeted and shot him. Balousha lay in the street for over six hours as Israeli forces prevented ambulances from reaching him. A few weeks before he was targeted, Balousha was the first to report on the killing of four premature babies in al-Nasr hospital when Israeli forces forced hospital personnel to leave or be killed.

 Write to media industry executives demanding they take action to protect the lives of their colleagues. 

This will only work if we can demonstrate mass support for Palestinian journalists and major pressure to boycott the event.

You can make a powerful statement that killing and starving journalists (or anyone) will not be tolerated and the Biden administration must be held accountable for its role.

In Solidarity,
Alia El-Assar
Director of Media Organizing
Adalah Justice Project

Adalah Justice Project
P.O. Box 541
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034
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