May 27, 2022

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Tanzanian editors condemn killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Aqleh

Tanzanian editors and journalists have condemned the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot dead on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military operation in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The a veteran Palestinian-American journalist was buried on the same day.

Tanzania Editors’ Forum (TEF) issued a statement on Thursday calling for an immediate and thorough investigation into the incident.

< p>The killing “Barely a year after Israeli forces bombed a building in Gaza that housed the offices of several foreign media organizations, including Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press,” the statement said.

” We mourn the loss of the Shireen, editors from Tanzania, stand with the Palestinians and call on Israel to respect human rights and protect the freedom of journalists to do their work without fear or gun st to investigate,” TEF Chair Deodatus Balile said in the statement Aqleh was briefly dead just a week after the journalistic world marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3, with media practitioners calling for journalist safety and urging authorities , to create a favorable environment for journalists to work freely.