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Calls for PA to stop arresting journalists

The Syndicate of the Palestinian Journalists in Ramallah called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop arrested journalists and to abolish the electronic crime law, Quds Press reported yesterday. In a press conference the head of the Syndicate of Palestinian Journalists, Nasser Abu Baker, said: “The situation of freedoms in Palestinian is …

MADA: 228 violations of media freedoms in the first half of 2017

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” announced in a press conference the semi-annual report on violations against media freedoms in Palestine, in its office in Ramallah today. Mousa Rimawi, General Director of MADA Center said “The first half of 2017 witnessed an increase in the …

Editor in Chief of Ma’an fights back against Israeli accusations of incitement

By: Nasser al-Lahham Since its establishment, Ma’an Network has sought to be a platform for disseminating news that holds governments accountable to international human rights laws and that defends the rights of Palestinian citizens. These goals have been achieved through exercising a freedom of expression that protects the basic rights …

How Israel prevented journalists from covering al-Aqsa

On July 25, Faiz Abu Rmeleh, a freelance photojournalist, was reporting on the Israeli police crackdown against Palestinian protesters near Bab al-Asbat (Lions Gate) at the entrance to al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem‘s Old City. Later that evening, Abu Rmeleh, 25, was detained and interrogated by Israeli police for several hours. “The …

Palestinian forces arrest five journalists

Ramallah: Palestinian security forces have arrested five journalists from local media outlets, including one affiliated with Hamas, a journalists’ union and official media said on Wednesday. Security forces arrested the five journalists from different Palestinian media in the West Bank in recent days, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said. Official Palestinian …

IOF strip search Palestine TV crew, force them to delete footage

Ramallah/ PNN/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Tuesday detained Palestine TV crew, strip searched its cameraman and forced the team to delete tapped material, according to cameraman Sakher Zawatiya. According to WAFA, Zawatiya said that IOF detained him for one hour at a checkpoint in the town of Barta’a, southwest of …

Will Palestine’s New Cybercrime Law Pave the Way for More Rights Violations?

In a state of secrecy and lack of transparency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently approved a new cybercrime law that further tightens the noose on Palestinians’ freedom of expression and privacy online. Palestinian media and civil society organizations have slammed the new law and called for its immediate freeze until it is publicly debated …

The Full English Translation of the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law

Below you can find the full translation of the new Palestinian cyber crime law that was introduced by Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the State of Palestine, on June 24th, 2017. Below you can find the full translation of the new Palestinian cyber crime law that was introduced by Mahmoud …

MADA Center condemns the storming of media offices and attacks on journalists

There has been a clear increase in attacks by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists in Jerusalem   Ramallah – 30/7/2017 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the widespread attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists who carry out their duty in conveying …

Israeli forces raid PalMedia headquarters in Ramallah, seize equipment and documents

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the headquarters of PalMedia, a media production company, and searched several offices belonging to Arab and international news outlets in Ramallah city in the central occupied West Bank during dawn hours on Saturday, seizing equipment and documents from at least one of the offices, …