Thursday , 14 November 2019
Home /

Blog Archives

Abbas starts austerity measures by sacking his advisers

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas decided to fire all his advisers Aug. 19, regardless of their title or ranking. He also canceled all “the decisions and contracts related to them,” and suspended the rights and privileges they received in their advisory capacity. Abbas’ decision, published by the Palestinian official news agency Wafa, made no mention of …

Read More »

EUPOL COPPS appoints new EU head of the police mission in Palestine and organizes study visits to Europe

PNN/Europe/ EUPOL COPPS  has recently released different press releases regarding Palestine: The EU appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, as new Head of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories The EU’s Political and Security Committee has appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, a high-ranking official in the Finnish Ministry of Interior, as new Head …

Read More »

Al-Haq calls for the immediate release of a Palestinian man arbitrarily detained by the PA’s General Intelligence Service

(Ramallah, 30 August, 2017) – Al-Haq condemns the ongoing detention of Shadi Nammourah by the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service, in its Jericho detention center. Nammourah is from Dura, near Hebron, and is arbitrarily detained despite having four court orders calling for his release on bail. Dura’s Magistrate Court issued …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »