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Israel classified Aqsa TV as a terrorist organization

Ramallah, 10/12/2014: The Israeli occupation authorities released yesterday Al-Aqsa TV correspondent in Ramallah Mustafa Al-Khawaja on 10,000 NIS (approx. 2,544 USD) bail. He was arrested on 20/10/2014 and detained for 50 days. Khawaja told MADA that during his detention he was interrogated

MADA demands an investigation for the escalation of Israeli attacks against journalists

Ramallah, 7/12/2014 - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demands that the increasing number of attacks on Palestinian journalists by the Israeli forces be investigated. The latest consisted in the deliberate shooting of Palestine Public TV cameraman Bashar Nazzal (aged

MADA condemns the threats of “ISIS-Gaza” against journalists and artists

Ramallah, 2/12/2014 - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the threats against 18 journalists, writers and poets contained in a declaration issued in the Gaza Strip on Monday 1/12/2014 by the so-called “Islamic State (ISIS) –

MADA demands an end to the harassment of the blogger Hazem Salame

MADA – Ramallah, 10/11/2014: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demands that the security forces in Gaza stop their harassment of the blogger Hazem Salame who also writes for different local news websites (i.e. Amad, Al-Kufiyya, Al-Karama). Salame was arrested on

MADA demands the release of the journalist Al-Titi

Ramallah- MADA- The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demands the release of Al-Aqsa TV correspondent Ala’ Al-Titi (aged 32). Ala’ was accused with money laundering, even though the money (2000 $) that was transferred to his bank account, is his salary that was

On the International Day to End Impunity

MADA expresses concerns about the lack of accountability for the killing of journalists MADA – Ramallah, 2/11/2014: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses concern about the absence of accountability for the perpetrators of violations of journalists’

On the International Right to Know Day

MADA urges to expedite the adoption of a Right to Information law in Palestine Ramallah - 28/9/2014: Today is the International Right to Know Day, initiated by the Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet)– which MADA joined last year – to mark the importance of the right to

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

MADA: Israel releases Zahda after a one-week arrest for his writings on Facebook

Ramallah, 5/9/2014 - The Israeli occupation authorities released last night web activist Suhaib Zahda (31 years old) of Hebron, who had been arrested on Thursday 28/8/2014 at the Container checkpoint for his comments on Facebook, incriminated of representing "incitement against

MADA: The assassination attempt against PLC member Hasan Khraishe is a serious violation of freedom of expression

Ramallah, 4/9/2014 - The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) second deputy speaker Dr. Hasan Khraishe faced an assassination attempt this morning Thursday 4/9/2014. His car was shot at with live bullets by unknown assailants while he was driving from his home in Tulkarem (Dannabe