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MADA organizes 2 freedom of expression workshops in Al-Aqsa and Al-Najah universities

Author Source MADA he Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) organized two workshops entitled “Freedom of Speech in International and Local Legislation” in the media faculties of Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip and Al-Najah University in the West Bank. The workshops covered issues of freedom of expression …

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No Agreement Reached on Issue of Security, Borders

Author Source Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat denied on Thursday reports that an agreement was reached during Wednesday meeting with Quartet representatives to present comprehensive proposals on borders and security within three months. He told Voice of Palestine radio that these reports were not true, reiterating what came in his statement …

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Calls to Form Defense Committees Against Settlers in Jerusalem

Author Source The Popular National Conference for Jerusalem, in a statement Wednesday, called for the formation of defense committees against Jewish settlers’ attacks targeting Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, in retaliation to the Palestinian plan to request full United Nations membership of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders this Friday. …

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Israeli forces detain 5 in Hebron

Author Source HEBRON (Ma’an) — The Israeli army detained five Palestinians in the Hebron district overnight Tuesday, witnesses and the army said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said three people were detained in the city of Hebron and two from surrounding villages. She said they were taken for “security questioning.” The …

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MADA launches two campaigns calling for an end to attacks against press freedom

Author Source Ramallah- 9 August 2011: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms has launched two new campaigns calling for an end to Israeli Occupation Forces’ attacks against press freedoms, and an end to the influence of the Palestinian internal political divisions on Palestinian media. Through these campaigns MADA …

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MADA issues original study on online media and freedom of expression

Author Source Ramallah – 15 August 2011: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a study titled: “The relation between new media and freedom of expression – the Facebook model”, focusing on the increasing impact of Facebook on Palestinian society, and how this impact effects freedom of …

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