The UN Is Training the Next Wave of Anti-Israel ‘Journalists’
Did you know that there is a shortage of Palestinian journalists who want to use their skills to help the “resistance”?
According to the UN, there is.
As part of a special information programme mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Department of Public Information – Strategic Communications Division – Palestine, Decolonization and Human Rights Section organizes an annual training programme for Palestinian media practitioners. The programme aims to provide hands-on skills training on different topics, as well as access to UN officials and diplomats. The participants are usually aged between 23 and 33.
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Since it started in 1995, more than 150 journalists/trainees have benefited from the programme.
The United Nations will cover the costs of travel and accommodation.
They are now accepting applications for this year’s batch.
If you look at previous year’s trainees, you see a theme emerging:
Mohammad Alazzaeh’s first photo was of a boy standing on the roof of his house, pointing a plastic gun at the Israeli soldiers attacking the refugee camp. …He dedicates his time to teaching children in the camp photography skills so that they can learn a new form of resistance.
Osama [Awwad] … admits that sometimes other journalists criticize him and accuse him of trying to divert attention from reality, but he believes what he is doing is a different form of resistance.
Sabreen Taha: “I believe that documenting and sharing the old architecture, culture and customs [of Jerusalem] is a form of resistance and respect.
If these so-called “journalists” consider their jobs to be “resistance,” then they are not journalists – but anti-Israel activists.
The mandate of the UN Department of Public Information – Strategic Communications Division is to “formulate communications strategies on priority issues and carries out communications campaigns to support the substantive goals of the Organization.” Which means that the UN’s very mandate is to delegitimize Israel.
The UN is paying to train the next generation of anti-Israel activists under the guise of journalism. To put it another way, they are training UN journalists.
And this is just one of the dozens programs in every nook and cranny of the UN that is used to harm Israel.