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MADA demands an end to the prosecution of journalists for their writings on Facebook

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is strongly concerned about the multiplication of cases of arrest and prosecution of journalists and activists by Palestinian authorities for their writings on social networks. The latest instances were the arrest of Filisteen Al-Yaum TV producer Mujahed Al-Sa’di (aged 26) and that of the head of Birzeit University Media Club Bara’ Al-Qadi (aged 22). The Palestinian Intelligence Services arrested Al-Sa’di from his brother’s house in Jenin on Friday 19/9/2014 and released him in the evening of Saturday 20/9/2014. He reported to MADA that he was apprehended for insulting Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad on his Facebook page and for accusing him of treason. Al-Qadi was arrested on 14/9/2014 and is still under arrest. On Tuesday 16/9 the Court in Ramallah extended his arrest for another 15 days. He is accused of defaming the public authority in journalistic posts he published on...

MADA organized a workshop for journalists on

Ramallah, 8/9/2014: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) wrapped up in Jenin on Monday a two-day training workshop for...

MADA: Israel releases Zahda after a one-week

Ramallah, 5/9/2014 - The Israeli occupation authorities released last night web activist Suhaib Zahda (31 years old) of Hebron, who had been...

Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine during

MADA: Unprecedented and deadly violations in July The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitored an...

MADA organized a workshop for journalists in Gaza about freedom of expression

Gaza - 22/9/2014: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) wrapped up a two-day training workshop for journalists in Gaza on the subject of freedom of expression and media legislations. This workshop comes in the framework of a project funded by the European...

MADA organized a workshop for journalists in Gaza about freedom of expression

Gaza - 22/9/2014: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) wrapped up a two-day training workshop for journalists in Gaza on the subject of freedom of expression and media legislations. This workshop comes in the framework of a project funded by the European...

Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine August 2014

MADA: 7 journalists killed amongst many other gross media violations in August. MADA, Ramallah: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitored 58 violations against journalists and media freedoms in Palestine during the month of August 2014. 53 were...