End Censorship, Bring Back Ayman Mohyeldin to Report From Gaza
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It has been reported by Glen Greenwald that Ayman Mohyeldin, an NBC journalist whose powerful reporting has drawn widespread praise has been pulled out of Gaza.
Mohyeldin has many years of experience covering the region in the last decade for CNN, NBC and Al-Jazeera English and has been providing up-close and vivid reporting.
According to the report, a source at NBC claimed the move was motivated by "security concerns" as Israel moves for a ground invasion of Gaza, meanwhile the network sent their chief correspondent Richard Engle along with an American producer into Gaza to replace Mohyeldin to cover the ongoing Israeli assault.
Mohyeldin and his crew witnessed Israel's brutal killing of four Palestinian boys playing soccer on the beach in Gaza on Wednesday July 16th 2014. His reporting on the air and social media was pivotal in conveying the horror of the visceral attack.
Mohyeldin recounted on his Twitter account how he was kicking a soccer ball with the boys moments before their death. He listed their names and their ages, shared photographs of their grief-stricken parents and a video of one of the mothers as she learned of her son's death. He also appeared on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes and recounted what he had witnessed.
Richard Engel, who was in Tel Aviv and had just arrived to "report" on the attack replaced Mohyeldin on that evening's NBC Nightly News Broadcast with Brian Williams.
Phillip Weiss from the news website Mondoweiss, which is devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, speculated that NBC had Mohyeldin leave after criticizing US State Department on social media which have been pulled from his Facebook and Twitter feed.
Please help put an end to censorship in the mainstream media and petition NBC to bring back veteran reporter Ayman Mohyeldin for his balanced and even-handed reporting.
Tweet to @NBC and @NBCNews with #LetAymanReport and tell them you want his honest and vivid reporting back.
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