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250th anniversary of first Swedish Press law granting Access to information

PNN/ Ramallah/ The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)in collaboration with The Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, Organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law that granted access to information in “Kingdom of Sweden”. The …

Mechanisms and preparations for adopting the RTI law discussed: MADA

Ramallah (03/10/2016) – The Minister of Justice, Mr. Ali Abu Diak received a delegation  of Coalition on the Right to Access Information “KHABIRNI; and discussed the preparation and adoption of access to information law in Palestine. The delegation included the General Director of the Palestinian Center for Development and Media …

Palestinians pop up in Panama Papers

Ever since the inception of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, local and international organizations have repeatedly issued reports on the rampant corruption plaguing its ministries and departments. The problem is not limited to administrative and financial excesses committed by irresponsible individuals for personal motives, but rather is seems entrenched …

Palestinian corruption chief claws back $70 million, more to recoup

The head of the Palestinian anti-corruption body says he has clawed back $70 million in five years but his investigators have failed to uncover evidence to justify allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds have gone missing. Rafiq al-Natsheh, chairman of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission, said “tens …

EUPOL COPPS Facilitates Study Trip to Romania to Support Criminal Justice Institutions in Palestine

RAMALLAH, December 12, 2015 (WAFA) – EUPOL COPPS facilitated a study trip to Romania as part of its support to the Palestinian criminal justice institutions in Palestine, said a EUPOL COPPS press release on Friday. The main objective of the study visit is to explore existing system of cooperation between …

Meeting to revive the efforts to enact the Access to information law

Ramallah – 4/6/2015 A delegation from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), formed MADA’s general Director General Musa Rimawi and public relations officer Ghazi Bani Odeh, meet with the president of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission Mr. Rafik Natsheh, and Mrs. Rasha Amarna the legal adviser to the …

PA fails at curbing 'rampant' corruption

  Author: Ahmad Melhem RAMALLAH, West Bank — Since its inception under the Oslo Accord, fighting corruption has been one of the greatest challenges the Palestinian Authority (PA) has had to face. This is especially true in light of the dire economic conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, …

Anti-corruption chief: Officials in Palestine aided Rashid fraud

The Palestinian anti-corruption commission is readying to institute legal proceedings against Palestinian officials on suspicion of embezzling millions of dollars, the chief of the commission says. Rafiq al-Natsheh told Ma’an Sunday evening that secret investigations were ongoing in an attempt to expose embezzlement amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. …

Anti-corruption commission pursues PLO land theft

The Palestinian Authority’s anti-corruption commission is working to retrieve PLO-owned land registered to individual PLO leaders, commission chief Rafiq Natsha said Wednesday. So far in 2012, the commission has recovered around 400 dunums of PLO -owned land, Natsha told Ma’an. In the past, the PLO’s land was registered as the …

PACC and UNDP Sign USD 270,000 Agreement to Enhance Anti-Corruption Efforts

Source PNN The Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the presence of the European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS), signed an agreement worth USD 270,000 to enhance anti-corruption efforts and increase citizen’s participation in the occupied Palestinian territory. The agreement …