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WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistsWhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists

first_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Receive email alerts to go further News News “Your phone number is banned from using WhatsApp. Contact support for help.” This is the only message – without any other explanation – with which many Palestinians, including at least seven journalists in the Gaza Strip, learned that they could no longer use the instant messaging service in the hours following the start of the ceasefire.They included five journalists working for the Qatari TV news channel Al Jazeera – Wael Al-Dahdouh, Hisham Zaqout, Khaled Lubbad, Moamin Al-Shrafi and Heba Akkila – and two journalists working for Agence France-Presse – Sakher Abu El-Oun and Adel Zaanoun.They were all members of information-sharing groups that had become even more active than usual since the start of the armed hostilities between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces on 10 May.“Our work usually consists of posting information on newsgroups, and communicating with colleagues and journalists, for the purpose of following events,” RSF was told by Zaanoun, who has been deprived of the WhatsApp account he had been using for the past eight years.Dahdouh told RSF that he tried contacting WhatsApp to question the decision to block his account but never obtained any response. His account was nonetheless restored three days later, after Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha interceded on his behalf.This is not the first time that Palestinian journalists have been stripped of access to WhatsApp at a time when many news events are taking place and following developments as they happen is crucial.In November 2019, during an Israeli counter-offensive in response to rocket fire by Islamic Jihad, the WhatsApp accounts of BBC in Arabic bureau chief Rushdi Abu Alouf, freelance photojournalist Nahed Mansour, Eye Media reporter Jihad Baroud, Smart Media reporter Alaa Abu Mohsen, AFP photographer Said Khatib, and Mostafa Haboush, a photojournalist with the Turkish news agency Anadolu, were all blocked in similar circumstances.“This new wave of bans on journalists shows that the algorithms used by WhatsApp to moderate groups are flawed,” said Iris de Villars, the head of RSF’s Tech Desk. “We urge WhatsApp to be more transparent about its reasons for blocking users and to improve its existing appeal mechanisms so that journalists who rely on WhatsApp to share information can quickly recover access to their accounts.”Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk added: “As well as WhatsApp, Palestinian journalists are liable to find themselves being blocked when using other digital tools – a situation that does not exist anywhere else in the Middle East. Covering a conflict involves accessing content that is violent or comes from armed groups. This should not turn these journalists into the targets of indiscriminate moderation policies that effectively censor them.”According to Sada Social, a Palestinian platform that monitors social media account deletions, 20 WhatsApp accounts were arbitrarily blocked in May 2021, while 80 were arbitrarily blocked during the previous Israeli military operation in November 2019 – these blockings affecting not only Palestinians in the Gaza Strip but also in the West Bank and diaspora. Sada Social reports that more than a thousand Palestinian Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts were blocked in 2020.When contacted by RSF, WhatsApp attributed the account blocking to moderation errors and denied any form of censorship. “We ban accounts to comply with applicable law and with our policies to prevent harm,” WhatsApp said. “In this case, a number of journalists were inadvertently impacted and we worked quickly to reinstate their accounts. WhatsApp is relied upon by journalists around the world and the last thing we want to do is make it harder for them to do their valuable and important work.”WhatsApp’s rules on usage are in line with US legislation, which requires it to block an account immediately if used to circulate child pornography or any content promoting terrorism as well as groups representing designated terrorist organisations, for example. As WhatsApp has no access to its encrypted chats, it uses algorithms that scan non-encrypted information including the names of individual users and user groups, their descriptions and their profile photos. And these algorithms may have decided to ban accounts held by journalists who are members of chat groups operated by Hamas representatives. Malicious reporting is another possibility. You can join a private WhatsApp by group by adding existing members to your contacts and by sending invitation links. Any outsider can get into a group and then report it. Government intelligence agencies or the supporters of certain movements sometimes use “mass reporting” to manipulate algorithms into closing accounts.Israel and Palestine are ranked 86th and 132nd respectively in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. PalestineIsraelUnited StatesMiddle East – North Africa Americas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Armed conflicts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 For no apparent reason, WhatsApp blocked the accounts of many Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip after the start of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on 21 May. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores this repeated blocking, which has the effect of censoring Palestinian journalists, and urges WhatsApp to be more transparent about its moderation and appeal mechanisms. 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Bloody Sunday families offered compensationBloody Sunday families offered compensation

first_img Google+ WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Bloody Sunday families offered compensation The families of 13 people killed by soldiers on Bloody Sunday have been offered 50-thousand pounds sterling each in compensation.Paratroopers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry in January 1972.Thirteen others seriously injured have been offered the same amount each, as part of a total compensation package from Britain’s Ministry of Defence worth around 1-point 3 million pounds.The Saville Report published in 2010 exonerated all of the victims.In a statement this evening, the legal firm Madden and Finucane, which represents some of the families confirm that talks about compensation were ongoing.The statement says the contents of those negotiations between the company and the Ministry of Defence will remain confidential. Pinterest By News Highland – February 14, 2013 Facebook Previous articleDerry man in court on drugs chargesNext articleTwo arrests in Derry as part of dissident republican investigation News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Jacinda Ardern surges in polls on Kiwi virus successJacinda Ardern surges in polls on Kiwi virus success

first_img“The fact that I’m making no assumptions about what will be the end outcome will be on election day should be a nod to that.”Ardern’s personal approval rating is comparable to the 65 percent some polls gave former center-right leader John Key, who won three elections before stepping down in 2016.The support for Labor will be even more heartening for Ardern, giving the party the chance to govern in its own right for the first time since a German-style proportional voting system was introduced in 1996.Ardern took Labor from the doldrums in the 2017 election, lifting its vote by almost 13 points to 36.9 percent.But she still needed support from minor parties to form office and National attracted the most support of any single party with 44.4 percent.Ardern gained international acclaim for her empathetic response to last year’s Christchurch mosques massacre, when a lone gunman murdered 51 Muslim worshippers.But it was not reflected in polling and before the pandemic, indications were that Labor’s support had plateaued, with Ardern set to struggle in the September election because voters were turning away from her coalition partners.Whether the latest jump in support can be maintained will depend on the long-term success of Ardern’s “go fast-go hard” coronavirus strategy.It appears to be working so far, with New Zealand recording only 21 COVID-19 deaths in a population of five million. Support for the conservative National opposition slumped 12.7 points to 30.6 percent in the poll, with its leader Simon Bridges on 4.5 percent as preferred Prime Minister — down 6.1 points.The figures mirror leaked research from Labor’s own pollster, UMR, last month which had Ardern’s party on 55 percent support and National at 29 percent.Ardern, who won office on a wave of “Jacinda-mania” in 2017, said she was making no assumptions about the September 19 election.”I’m taking nothing for granted,” the 39-year-old told Newshub.  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s success containing coronavirus has driven an extraordinary popularity surge that has put the youthful leader on course for a landslide win in September’s national election.Ardern’s center-left Labor Party was up 14 points at 56.5 percent, a Newshub-Reid Research poll published Monday found, with her rating as preferred prime minister surging 20.8 points to 59.5 percent.The survey also indicated an overwhelming 91.6 percent backing for Ardern’s COVID-19 response, which involved a strict seven-week lockdown that appears to have the virus under control.center_img Topics :last_img read more