Friday, May 25, 2012

Which Is More Typical?

Which story is more normative and typical?

This one -

Press freedom watchdogs have called on the Israeli military to release the director of a Palestinian TV station who was detained last Thursday (17 May).  Israeli soldiers arrested Baha Khairi Moussa, who runs the Palestine Prisoner Channel, a satellite broadcaster based in the West Bank. They also confiscated the station's equipment.

But the reason for his arrest remains a mystery, as do his whereabouts. Both the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) have called for his release.

Or this one -

The Palestinian Media Forum (PMF) has strongly condemned the PA judicial and executive authorities’ decision to try the director of Radio Bethlehem 2000, George Canawati, because of comments on his facebook page.  The forum said, in a statement on Thursday, that Magistrate Court of Bethlehem City has adjourned on Wednesday George Canawati’s trial to September 5.

Canawati was arrested by the PA security service on September 2011 after he published a comment critical of Bethlehem’s Health Directorate on his Facebook page in addition to criticizing the presence of Israeli products on a table in a department meeting of managers. Then he was released on September 2011 with the provision that he appears before court again.


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