Euro-Mediterranean filed a complaint against the Palestinian Authority for blocking media websites

The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Gaza

The Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights submitted a complaint to the UN Rapporteur against the Palestinian Authority for blocking media sites and social networking pages.

The Observatory will present an oral statement at the Human Rights Council during the general debate on the seventh item.

In the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority issued a list of Palestinian and Arab Internet sites to block them from browsers.

The list included more than 40 websites accused by the Authority of opposing their political approach, pointing out that the list blocked websites to include pages affecting the social networking sites for the first time.

Palestinian factions have criticized the PA’s decisions to block media sites and demanded that they be backed down and freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed.

It also described the bodies and blocks and press centers the decisions of blocking as arbitrary and a new chapter of the confiscation of public freedoms within the policy of repression of freedoms and the disappearance of Palestinian media in the West Bank.

The director of the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdo, announced that he had lodged a complaint with the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression after the Palestinian Authority had blocked dozens of Palestinian news websites and newspapers in the West Bank.

Source:The Gaza Post

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