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Abbas handed report on financial disclosures

Author Source Rafiq Natsheh, head of the Anti-Corruption Commission, on Tuesday handed President Mahmoud Abbas a financial disclosure report as part of his regular updates, officials said. During a meeting at the presidential headquarters, Abbas stated that “we are committed to establishing a Palestinian state that is on the path …

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Palestinian journalist takes prize at Jordan investigative awards

Author Source The fourth annual conference for Arab Investigative Journalists concluded Sunday with an “Arab Spring Awards” ceremony in Amman, where Palestine took a television award. Some 250 journalists participated in the three-day conference, organized by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, to foster freedom of information and in-depth reporting in …

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MADA Condemns "Flagrant Violations" Against Media Freedoms in Gaza

Author Source The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern over the serious violations against media freedoms committed by security forces in the Gaza Strip over the past two weeks. Gaza fishing boats arrayed in the seaport of Gaza City, under Israeli blockade since 2006 …

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MADA and DCAF sign partnership agreement on the right of access to information

Author Source The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) signed a partnership agreement in the framework of an upcoming project targeting the right of access to information in Palestine. The project aims to increase awareness among …

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Number of West Bankers who refuse to comply with summonses on the rise

Author Source RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The number of Palestinian citizens who jointed the youth campaign against summonses issued arbitrarily by the Palestinian authority security apparatuses in the West Bank has risen since the signing of the national reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah factions. A Palestinian youth campaign active in the …

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Dahlan must get what he deserves / Former senior Fatah member is being investigated for corruption and murder

Author Source Gulfnews Mohammad Dahlan, a former member of Fatah Central Committee, returned to Palestine from Jordan in the hopes of challenging his sacking from the Fatah party. Instead, his appeal has been rejected and his home has been searched and bodyguards arrested. Palestinian police removed weapons, files and computers …

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World Bank Report Finds Governance Gains in Unfinished Agenda

Author Source World Bank Perception of corruption high but reported experience low Jerusalem, May 18, 2011 – The Palestinian Authority has taken significant steps over the past decade to strengthen economic governance and combat corruption, but the government still needs to complete some unfinished reforms and begin to implement others, …

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