Freedom of the Press, Hamas -style
If Hamas is restricting even documentary filmmakers from making videos, and banning journalists from rallies in Gaza, it becomes irresponsible for the mainstream media to report anything from Gaza without adding a caveat that their ability report facts objectively is impossible due to Hamas policies. Every Reuters photo should include the explanation that “this picture was allowed to be shown by Hamas authorities.” The media freely mentions Israeli censorship policies when it impacts their work - yet you will not see them say anything about Hamas’ complete control over their movements, actions and reporting.
By not reporting on Hamas’ restrictions on their freedoms, the Western media in Gaza is complicit with Hamas’ policies. The world’s perception of Gaza is completely dependent on reporters who willingly withhold most of the information they know about Hamas’ excesses.