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The formation of the “Coalition on the Right of Access to Information"

Ramallah 2/7/2015 The need to access information is increasing in our contemporary world. At present, more than one hundred states have passed laws to guarantee the rights of its citizens to information. In Palestine, there is an urgent, yet unfulfilled need to pass such laws, which will facilitate the wider participation of citizens in public life, especially in the absence of the Palestinian Legislative Council. A group of civil society organizations have concurred to hold a series of consultative meetings at the invitation of the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA). These participant organizations are; the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN), the Media Development Center at Birzeit University, Al-Haq Organization and the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate. During these meetings, the latest updates concerning this draft law were discussed, including the delays in passing it. Such delays call for concerted efforts by the concerned civil...

Special Report

MADA: “103 violations against women journalists during the past 5 years” Ramallah –26th May 2015: the Palestinian center for development...

MADA demands the release of Photojournalist

Ramallah – 23rd March 2015 – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” demands the release of the freelance...

MADA demands an investigation on the assault

Ramallah- 2/3/2015- The Palestinian police in Gaza Strip detained and assaulted the editor at Sawt Al-Quds radio station Khaled Ismael Abu Mghaiseb...

MADA: Two courts proceeding Al-Shayeb’s case at the same time

Ramallah-17.6.2015: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demands an end to the sufferance of the journalist Yousif Al-Shayeb who was detained and trialed for a report he has written and published in a Jordanian newspaper 3 years ago. Al-Shayeb case faced many errors;...

MADA organized a workshop for journalists on freedom of expression in Bethlehem

Ramallah- 15/6/2015 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) wrapped up a two-day training workshop for journalistsfrom cities south of the West Bank on the subject of freedom of expression and media legislations. The training took place in Bethlehem On the first day...

Media Freedoms Violations during May 2015 in Palestine

Ramallah 11/6/2015– During May of 2015 the Palestinian center for development and media freedoms “MADA” monitored 26 media freedoms violations, the Israeli Occupation committed the most dangerous and greatest number of violations (18 violations), while Palestinian sides committed 8 violations...