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MADA wrapped up the second training workshop on legal empowerment of women journalists in Palestine

Ramallah-The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) wrapped up its second training workshop legal empowerment of women journalists in Palestine, that took place in Nablus and lasted for two days with the participation of 19 Palestinian women journalists working in different media organizations.

 

The training workshop aimed at empowering women journalists through shedding light on current Palestinian legislation that are related to media and women rights including (Palestinian Basic Law, Printing and publishing law, penal code, personal status law).

 

Moreover, the training focused on international standards related to these women’ rights and media freedom, particularly, that Palestine ratified several international treaties that protect and guarantee these rights.

Throughout the workshop participants shared their own experiences as journalists and what violations they are exposed to

 

Media Specialist and trainer of the workshop Nahed Abu Taima assured that Palestinian women journalists must be aware of their rights and combat all violations they are exposed to whether due to their professional work or based on their gender.

 

Mousa Rimawi, General Director of the center confirmed that this training is just the beginning of a series of training workshops in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, within a project that is funded by the Representative Office of Finland - Ramallah, which aims at raising legal awareness among women Palestinian journalists, especially in light of the doubled violations journalists face (gender and profession).

Rimawi also praised all the support received by the Representative office of Finland in Ramallah, and welcomed the attendance of the Ambassador Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen and Mrs. Lara Petro Ghawi Program officer.

 

Ambassdor Heikkinen  praised the long cooperation between Finish Representative Office in Ramallah and MADA center, and talked about the importance of such workshops to the women journalists and  distributed certificates to participants.

 

Finally, participants expressed the importance of implementing such training, especially these that are related to raising legal awareness of journalists in Palestine and tackling all laws that are related to media and women and called for organizing more similar courses to build and strengthen their capacities.