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Media Co-op journalist sails with the Canadian Boat to Gaza

Miles Howe reported to us regularly from the Tahrir. Visit the Halifax Media Co-op for this coverage and more news from Halifax. Contact us (hmc@mediacoop.ca) for questions or for more detailed updates.

July 15, 2011
PHOTOS: Once More to Tahrir
by Miles Howe

July 14, 2011
Lines in the Sand: One tile makes it from Nova Scotia to Gaza
by Miles Howe

July 11, 2011
PHOTOS: From Tahrir to Tahrir
by Miles Howe

July 11, 2011
AUDIO: Stopped at Sea, Continuing by Land
by Praxis Media Productions

July 8, 2011
Sundown for the Tahrir?
by Miles Howe

July 6, 2011
Freedom for Tahrir Three: Coleman, Kneen, Ruch, receive 30-day suspended sentence, 80-Euro fine
by Miles Howe

July 6, 2011
From Halifax to Gaza, with Love: Miles Howe reports live from the Tahrir
by Christopher Cohoon, Moira Peters and Ben Sichel

July 6, 2011
PHOTOS: Halifax Shows Solidarity with Canadian Boat to Gaza
by Christopher Cohoon

July 5, 2011
PHOTOS: How It Went Down
by Miles Howe

July 5, 2011
Tahrir and All Aboard are Safe After High Seas Seizure by Greek Special Forces: Apologetic Greek Special Forces get "kayaked," operate ineffectual water cannon, cause diesel leak on Tahrir after ramming her into port
by Miles Howe

July 4, 2011
Pro-Palestinian activists picket outside Greek consulate: "Free, free Gaza! Let them sail!"
by Stephanie Howe

July 3, 2011
Boat is Safe, We Will Sail Legal: Local Captain: Tahrir promises to leave Greece tomorrow
by Miles Howe

July 2, 2011
PHOTOS: Emergency Demo Against Greek and Candian Govt. Complicity in Gaza Blcokade
by Isaac Oommen

July 2, 2011
PHOTOS: Not Giving Up!: Your Canadian Boat to Gaza activists and journalists
by Miles Howe

July 2, 2011
"Greece, at the Moment, is Part of Israeli Foreign Policy": Mihalis Kritsotakis, elected member from Heraklion, takes a stand, Canada Kayak to Gaza breaks Greek blockade
by Miles Howe

July 2, 2011
PHOTOS: Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts? Tahrir crew marched in Agios Nikolaos
by Miles Howe

July 1, 2011
Greece Crumbles Under Israeli Pressure, Tahrir Blocked in Agios Nikolaos, Activists Occupy Boat
by Miles Howe

July 1, 2011
AUDIO: Canadian Boat to Gaza grounded in Greece: A Canada Day interview with Miles Howe
by Palmira Boutlier

July 1, 2011
Canadian Boat to Gaza Blockaded in Greece: Tahrir blocked as it attempts to sail
by Canadian Boat to Gaza Mobilization Team

June 30, 2011
Red Tape, More Sabotage, Snakes in the Grass: American boat grounded, Irish boat sabotaged, lip-readers in local cafe
by Miles Howe

June 29, 2011
As Athens Burns, IDF Spin Machine's Baseless Allegations Denounced: 500 injured in Athens, no chem weapons aboard Freedom Flotilla II
by Miles Howe

June 29, 2011
From Canada to Greece To Gaza: An interview with Miles Howe as he prepares to sail to Gaza aboard the Tahrir
by Praxis Media Productions

June 28, 2011
Great News, Good News, Less Good News Medication loaded aboard the Tahrir, Irish boat sets sail, Greece-Sweden-Norway effort sabotaged
by Miles Howe

June 28, 2011
COLUMN: The Tipping Point #2: Canadian Boat to Gaza Creating momentum, creating victories
by Amy Miller

June 27, 2011
As we train to go: reflections on Boat to Gaza preparations in Greece, interview with Bob Lovelace
by Miles Howe

June 24, 2011
I Am Spartacus! As Greece prepares to boil, the Admiral speaks
by Miles Howe

June 22, 2011
Thousands Protest in Athens, Flotilla Must Wait For Now: Greek parliament survives confidence vote, but there's no confidence on the streets
by Miles Howe

June 21, 2011
What's In A Name: Activist or journalist...aboard the Tahrir does it matter?
by Miles Howe

June 20, 2011
To Gaza With Love: Despite JDL presence, Toronto contigent arrives safely in Greece
by Miles Howe

June 20, 2011
AUDIO: Canadian Boat to Gaza Passengers Take Off
Interviews with passengers and supporters
Interviews with passengers and supporters, part II

by Carmelle Wolfson

June 15, 2011
Nova Scotia Trade Mission to Gaza Launched: Small business community sends local goods aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza
by Hillary Lindsay and Moira Peters

June 10, 2011
Audio: Kevin Neish as Canadian Participant on Freedom Flotilla II
by Brendan Stone and Kevin Neish

June 9, 2011
Not Taking No For an Answer: Kevin Neish, the Mavi, and the Freedom Flotilla...Take II
by Miles Howe

June 3, 2011
Lest We Forget: One year after the Mavi, and why I'm sailing to Gaza
by Miles Howe

The Dominion Editorial Collective endorses the work of journalists aboard the Tahrir and condemns Israel's threats to their freedom to report.

Halifax Media Co-op journalist Miles Howe will join about 30 other Canadians on the Canadian Boat to Gaza, named the Tahrir, which will sail as part of the second “Freedom Flotilla." They will challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which has been called a “crime against humanity” by the United Nations Human Rights Council and condemned as illegal by practically every major international human rights body.

We are proud that a Media Co-op member and contributor will be on the Tahrir to bear witness and to report.

We are also deeply concerned that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has threatened to use “force” against the flotilla, hearkening back to the lethal Israeli military attack on last summer’s Mavi Marmara that killed nine people on board. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s irresponsible claim in late May of this year that the Canadian Boat to Gaza is "provocative" gives license to the Israeli government to carry out such threats. The Canadian government has a responsibility to ensure the safety of the members of the Tahrir and denounce any Israeli attempt to attack it.

As a media organization, we also have a special concern for press freedom. As the Canadian Boat to Gaza prepares to sail, the Israeli government will likely try to continue its practice of restricting journalists' rights to freedom of expression and access to information.

During the Israeli military bombardment of Gaza in 2009, Israel blocked access to Gaza for journalists. During the attack on the Mavi Marmara, the Israeli military jammed electronic transmissions in the waters to prevent journalists and others on board from communicating to the outside world. After the boat was taken over, journalists were arrested and their records, film and documentation confiscated.

We condemn any targetting of journalists and attempts to suppress their ability to report on the situation, and we expect the Canadian government to do the same.

—Dominion Editorial Collective

link to this letter

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