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PA police detain journalist for reporting on salary of Palestine TV's hairdresser
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February 15, 2016 20:03
Al-Jariri, who hosts a talk show on a Ramallah-based radio station, referred to the case during a program on the misuse of public funds.
Hairdresser

Hairdresser (illustrative). (photo credit:INGIMAGE)

Palestinian Authority security forces on Monday detained journalist Ehab Al-Jariri, who complained that Palestine TV had paid a monthly salary of $12,000 to a female hairdresser.

Al-Jariri, who hosts a talk show on a Ramallah-based radio station, referred to the case during a program on the misuse of public funds.



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He revealed that Palestine TV had signed a contract to hire the hairdresser for a monthly salary of $12,000.

A copy of the scandalous contract later went viral on social media, drawing sharp criticism from many Palestinians.

Al-Jariri was detained following a complaint lodged by the hairdresser, who accused him of slander.

The PA prosecutor-general in Ramallah initially ordered him remanded into custody for 24 hours. However, Al-Jariri was released a few hours later following protests by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.

The journalist’s lawyer, Ala Freijat, said that his client was released on a NIS 15,000 bail, and that Al-Jariri denied the charges against him.

Freijat said that Palestinian journalists needed a new law that would meet the requirements of their work and define the relationship between them and the authorities and ordinary citizens.

Shortly after his release, Al-Jariri said that his case was not different from other cases related to freedom of speech and media. He said that journalists were entitled to voice criticism on public issues.
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