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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 …

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Israeli parliament moves to ban BDS supporters from entering Israel

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. According to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, approved the bill, which …

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Judges from Palestine and the region seek ways to improve adjudication of violence against women

PNN/ Amman/   UN Women and the State of Palestine High Judicial Council opened today in Amman an Expert Group Meeting on the adjudication of violence against women cases. During 3 days, 30 judges from Palestine, MENA region and farther abroad are discussing methods, challenges and opportunities for specialization of services, …

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Access to Information in the Arab World: A Battle for Open Societies

The right to access information remains an ongoing struggle on the way to building open and democratic societies in the Middle East and North Africa, says the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) in a new report published today, pointing to the crucial role civil society has still to play. The report …

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Palestinian FM asks Arab League to help sue UK over Balfour Declaration

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki urged the Arab League to help the Palestinian Authority to sue the United Kingdom over the Balfour Declaration of 1917 on Monday.Speaking on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, al-Maliki delivered a speech Thursday at the Arab League’s annual summit, which is …

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