Sunday, December 19, 2010

UPDATE on Palestinian Media Watch suspension from YouTube

More details on this story from Itamar Marcus of PMW:
YouTube closed PMW's main account - PALWATCH - for "violating YouTube terms of use" by propagating hate speech and they specified the videos listed below:
1. "Hamas TV teaches kids to kill Jews" formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwN2M6ZIIRU
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 10/02/2009.

2. "Jews are a virus like Aids" formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYaGl3KjPUw
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 01/18/2010.

3. "Farewell video before suicide attack of Hamas suicide bomber Adham Ahmad Hujyla Abu Jandal" formerly athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYdTudQhWM4
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 06/10/2010.

4. "Hamas suicide farewell video: Jews monkeys and pigs; Maidens reward for killing Jews" formerly athttp ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryc7RqXlVdE
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 08/14/2010.

5. "PA cleric: Kill Jews, Allah will make Muslims masters over Jews" formerly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjuDTO8fgqM
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/12/2010.
Please see http://www.youtube.com/t/terms and http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines

6. "Hamas suicide terrorist farewell video: Palestinians drink the blood of Jews" formerly athttp ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSftYIGH6-w
Removed for violating our Terms of Use on 12/15/2010.

The claim is that our videos, which expose the hate speech propagated by the Palestinian leadership and controlled media, themselves represent hate speech.
YouTube stated that the account was henceforth terminated "due to repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Use".
Since 2009 they have been deleting specified videos - those mentioned above - but now "terminated" the entire account due to no 6 above:

The main PMW You Tube account called : palwatch was "terminated".
The older account pmwvideos from a few years ago is functioning.
I emailed him the information posted here by StabelHand on how to best contact YouTube to complain:

@YouTube & @hunterwalk on Twitter

- Official YouTube blog: http://www.youtube.com/blog
- Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/YouTube
- Creator's Corner: http://www.youtube.com/creatorscorner
- News, politics & activism: http://www.citizentube.com/

Guys, start writing! And if you have blogs, start publicizing! This is really outrageous. The irony that YouTube allows thousands of Jihadi videos but suspends a whistleblowing group from publicizing them is way to thick. And, as was pointed out, much of PMW's content  - including one that is listed above by YT - is from PA TV, which is funded by the EU!