To: Deborah Turness, President, NBC News and David Verdi, Senior Vice President , NBC News

Tell @NBCNews, @deborahturness: Send Your Reporter Back to #Gaza

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NBC News should reinstate Ayman Mohyeldin as a correspondent based in Gaza, and publicly explain its decision to remove Mohyeldin from its Gaza reporting.

Why is this important?

As Glenn Greenwald reported at The Intercept on July 17 [1], Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who has received widespread praise [2] for his brave coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict, was told by NBC executives to leave Gaza. NBC executives claimed the decision was motivated by “security concerns.” But then NBC sent another correspondent into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault.

Jordan Chariton reported at MediaBistro [3] that the NBC News decision to remove Ayman Mohyeldin from the story angered NBC News staffers. Michael Calderone at Huffington Post noted speculation that NBC News pulled Mohyeldin because of a tweet critical of the State Department. [4]

Urge NBC News to reinstate Ayman Mohyeldin as a correspondent in Gaza and publicly explain its decision to remove him from reporting on Gaza by signing our petition.

References:
1. “NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children,” Glenn Greenwald, First Look/The Intercept, 17 Jul 2014, https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/17/nbc-removes-ayman-mohyeldin-gaza-coverage-witnesses-israeli-beach-killing-four-boys/
2. “A few words of praise for some of the reporters covering Israeli-Palestinian violence,” David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun, July 17, 2014
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-tv-reporters-gaza-israel-warfare-20140716,0,5445863.story
3. “Ayman Mohyeldin Witnesses Gaza Airstrike, but Richard Engel Reports for ‘Nightly News’,” Jordan Chariton, MediaBistro, July 16, 2014
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ayman-mohyeldin-witnesses-gaza-airstrike-but-richard-engel-reports-on-nightly-news_b232276
4. “Questions Surround NBC's Removal Of Ayman Mohyeldin From Gaza,”
Michael Calderone, Huffington Post, 7/17/2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/17/nbc-news-ayman-mohyeldin-gaza_n_5596268.html

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