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On the International Day to End Impunity MADA: “holding perpetrators accountable is important to guarantee media freedoms”

Impunity of those who attack freedom of expression, and on this day the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses the concern from the increasing violations against this Human Right in Occupied Palestine by the Israeli Occupation Forces, and since 2000 the IOF killed

Sabaana’s Palestinian cartoonist behind bars

Mohamed Sabaana, Cartoonist Mohamed Sabaana is a Palestinian cartoonist who expressed the Palestinian people daily suffering due through his cartoons, which now tell his own story after he spent five long months in an Israeli prison. At Al Jalama prison, where Sabaana was a prisoner for

MADA welcomes the re-opening of Ma’an and Alarabiya offices in Gaza

Ramallah – 20th November 2013: the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) welcomes the decision of Mr. Ismael Hania, head of Hamas government in Gaza Strip withdraw the complaint against Alarabiya TV yesterday, and Ma’an Agency three days ago (16th November 2013), and we

MADA launched the World Day to End Impunity Campaign

Ramallah – 18thNovember 2013: the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms(MADA) launched its 3rdyear World Day campaign to End Impunity of the aggressors onfreedom of expression, with the support of the UNESCO office in Ramallah. The campaign aims to support those who were

Cameraman from Gaza reports his story: “The moment I turned from a cameraman into a photo!"

Imad Ghanem, cameraman, Gaza After 9 months of working as cameraman for Al-Aqsa TV, Imad Ghanem (27 year old) has lost his legs after being shot by the Israeli occupation forces during his coverage of their attack on Braij refugee camp in Gaza strip, on 5thJuly 2007. In the

MADA demands the immediate release of journalist Qanawati

Ramallah - 11.11.2013 : the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is demanding the immediate release of the Director of Radio Bethlehem 2000 journalist George Qanawati , who was arrested by the police from his home yesterday evening , 11/10/2013 . Radio Bethlehem

MADA demands Ma’an office in Gaza to be reopened immediately

Ramallah - 1/10/2013: the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demands the canceling of Ma’an Agency and Alrabiya TV offices closure decision in Gaza, and the reopening of their offices immediately, where the closure continued for more than two months, which led

On the International RIGHT TO KNOW Day: MADA Calls for the inclusion of the access to information draft law on the government's legislative plan

Ramallah – 28th September 2013: Today the world celebrates the right to know, which was approved by the United Nations in 1946, shortly after its founding, as a basic human right, which demonstrates the importance of this right not only for citizens but for the governments seeking to open