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MRN writes open letter to ACSA over El Al security

Palestinian rights lobby group Media Review Network has written an open letter to the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) urging it to investigate allegations of alleged racial profiling, intimidation, harassment and the interrogation of travellers by El Al ‘security guards’ . The Media Review Network (MRN) would like to[…]

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Palestine commemorates Land Day

Land Day in Palestine marks the events of March 30th, 1976, when Palestinians took to the streets to protest against Israel’s illegal confiscation of land as Zionist authorities announced plans to seize thousands of acres of land from a number of Palestinian territories to further develop illegal settlements. This deliberate policy of[…]

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Relief after Bassiouni’s 2 year ordeal

The Media Review Network (MRN) has expressed its relief that Shaykh Abdu Salaam Bassiouni has finally been released by Egypt and has returned home to South Africa.  Shaykh Bassiouni made his way back to Johannesburg on Sunday, about a year after being released from prison in Cairo. The 65year old[…]

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Ulema support students, but caution against violence

In recent weeks, the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement has dominated headlines and called to the fore all stakeholders as violence continues to surge.  Universities across the country have witnessed an alarming outbreak of violence, from the destruction of property to confrontation between police and students, as frustrated students demand[…]

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SA groups slam Israel’s interception of flotilla

With uncertainty around the safety of activists aboard the Marianne, South African pro-Palestinian solidarity groups have lashed out at the interception of the Freedom Flotilla III by the Israeli regime. A flotilla of boats destined for Gaza was intercepted in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The[…]

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Open Letter to Chinese govt on fasting ban

The Media Review Network (MRN) has written an open letter to the Chinese government and embassy regarding the human rights violations against the Uyghur Muslims.  The Ambassador TIAN Xuejun The Peoples Republic of China Sir The Media Review Network South Africa (MRN) is an advocacy group concerned with human rights[…]

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Morsi verdict a “miscarriage of justice”

With the chorus of international condemnation growing, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has rejected the death sentence of former president Muhammad Morsi, calling it an “unjust verdict”. Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, and 106 Muslim Brotherhood members were handed down the death penalty in an Egyptian court[…]

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SAMNET, MRN welcome ruling on SABC

The South African Media Review Network (SAMNET) has welcomed a decision by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA), in which they dismissed complaints leveled against the SABC over supposed bias in its new coverage of the Gaza conflict. In a statement released on Monday, the BCCSA announced that[…]

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Irony of tearing pages: “Why Israel?” and MRN’s advocacy role

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Advocacy for justice and human rights defines the role of a multitude of social movements across the world.  It has purpose and follows rigorous process in addition to creating networks and sustainable partnerships sharing common goals.  Methods may differ amongst various formations which constitute a vibrant kaleidoscope[…]

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Zionist lobby trying to silence critics

The tables have turned on the Zionist propaganda machine, and local sympathizers are slowly starting to realize that opposition to Israel’s actions against Palestinians is now the norm, according to a  media commentator.  The Media Review Network’s (MRN) executive member Iqbal Jassat told VOC Drive Time on Friday it appears[…]

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