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MADA launches two campaigns against self-censorship

Ramallah –20/9/2017 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) launched two media campaigns on social media and Maan TV to reduce self-censorship by journalists. MADA’s General Director Mousa Rimawi explained that the campaigns aim at raising awareness of the dangers of self-censorship on the freedom of expression, And thus on the development of Palestinian media and society. Also to encourage journalists and activists to get rid of self-censorship, or at least to limit it. Rimawi added that the practice of self-censorship by Palestinian journalists is very high, reaching up to 80% according to a study of the MADA Center, and is expected to increase after the adoption of the Cyber Crimes Law, where many journalists and activists were charged on the basis of article 20 of the law. Rimawi stressed the necessity of freezing this law in order to review the articles that contradict the Palestinian Basic Law and the international agreements signed by...

Israeli measures to close Al-Jazeera office

Ramallah – 7th August, 2017: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the systematic...

MADA wrapped up the third training course on

Ramallah 6/07/2017 Thursday 6/07/2017, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (Mada) wrapped up the third training...

MADA calls for repeal of the blocking of a

Ramallah - (18-6-2017) - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of...

"MADA": The prison ruling on the “woman journalist” Hajar is extremely dangerous to media

14/9/2017- The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) denounce the Gaza Magistrate's Court absentia decision to imprison journalist Hajar Mohammed Abu Samra for six months and impose a fine of NIS 1,000. In the case related to a media investigative report prepared by the...

"MADA": serious violations of media freedom during August despite the significant decline in

Ramallah- (14/09/2017)- August-2017 witnessed a significant decline in number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine compared to July, but the major part of the attacks were significantly grave against media freedoms, the safety of journalists and the work of media outlets. Besides, the...

MADA welcomes the release of Qawasmi and demands the release of Amr

Ramallah, 6/9/2017 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) welcomes the release of Ayman Naeem Al-Qawasmi the chairman of Al-Hurriya Radio, who was arrested by the Palestinian Preventive Security on 3/9/2017. AL-Qawasmi said to MADA after he was released this morning:...