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7amleh has launched its field research“Understanding of Digital Security Among Palestinian Youth”

The study analyses qualitative and quantitative data that has been collected from all over historical Palestine (West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian citizens of Israel). The study seeks to address the objectives of internet usage, the security mechanisms that are commonly used and other phenomena widespread throughout Palestine youth relating …

Gaza security forces arrest reporter for Palestinian Authority-owned news outlet

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian journalist was arrested by the internal security services of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Friday, members of his family told Ma’an. According to his family, Fouad Jaradeh, a reporter for the Palestinian Authority’s official television channel Palestine TV, was arrested Friday afternoon and was …

MADA: 41 violations against media freedoms in Palestine during May 2017

Ramallah 10/6/2017- For the third month, the attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued at the same pace. May 2017 witnessed a number of violations at the same high levels recorded during April and March. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitored a total of 41 attacks …

19-year-old Palestinian detained for ‘inciting violence’ on social media

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police detained a 19-year-old Palestinian from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on Monday based on posts he made to his Facebook and Instagram accounts, amid a severe crackdown by Israeli authorities on Palestinian freedom expression. Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri wrote in a statement …

Report: 400 Palestinians detained in under a year for social media activity

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces have detained at least 400 Palestinians in less than a year over social media activity, according to report by Israeli daily Haaretz citing sources from the Israeli army and Israel’s internal security service the Shin Bet, with only “some” of the detainees having faced trial. …

What it’s like to use Facebook from inside a Gaza prison

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A number of Palestinian inmates at Gaza Central Prison in western Gaza City were allowed to connect March 21, via Facebook video calls, with family members residing outside the Gaza Strip and with whom they had not been in touch for years. In cooperation with the Gaza …

Journalist shot, injured as Israeli forces suppress peaceful protest near Qalqilia

QALQILIA, March 3, 2017 (WAFA) – A Palestinian journalist Friday was shot and injured in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful anti-settlement rally  in the village of Kufr Qadoom to the east of Qalqilia, according to a local activist. Coordinator of the popular …

Palestinian media outlets commit to more coverage of women’s affairs

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in collaboration with local media, is deploying major efforts to encourage the media to address social affairs, and women’s affairs in particular, in an attempt to change stereotypes and how society views Palestinian women. On Dec. 5, 2016, 17 …

Almost 20% of Palestinian youth have faced arrest after online postings

A recent survey of Palestinian youth has revealed the depth of Israeli spying on the indigenous population of historic Palestine. The poll by the Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement (7amleh — “Campaign”) indicated that 19 per cent of 15 to 25-year-olds reported being arrested or pulled up for investigation …

Fatah movement says Facebook shut down the movement’s official page

The photo which reportedly led Facebook to close Fatah’s official page RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The official Facebook page of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling party Fatah was shut down by Facebook Inc. on Monday, according to an official statement from the Fatah movement. Munir al-Jaghoub, a Fatah official and the …