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

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: the shutdown of Manbar Al-Huria Radio and Al-Nawras TV a grave breach of freedom of expression”

On 31/08/2017 Israeli Occupation forces shutdown Manbar Al-Huria radion and Al-Nawras local TV in Hebron; a grave breach of freedom of expression. Ayman Qawasmi the chairman of Manbar Al-Huria reported to MADA “around 01:30 am of Thursday’s night a large troop of Israeli Forces raided 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:

MADA: 228 violations of media freedoms, including 127 Israelis and 101 Palestinians in the first half of 2017

Ramallah -14/8/2017- The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” announced in a press conference the semi-annual report on violations against media freedoms in Palestine, in its office in Ramallah today. Mousa Rimawi, General Director of MADA Center said “The first

“MADA” demands the release of detained journalists in Palestinian prisons

Ramallah - (9-8-2017) - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the arrest campaign carried out by the security services in the West Bank last night against five journalists; MADA expresses its rejection of all justifications of attacks against media

Israeli measures to close Al-Jazeera office are a flagrant violation of freedom of expression

Ramallah – 7th August, 2017: The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the systematic Israeli escalation of the suppression of media freedoms and silencing the press in Palestine, to obscure their repressive policies and practices and to

MADA Center condemns the storming of media offices and attacks on journalists

There has been a clear increase in attacks by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists in Jerusalem Ramallah - 30/7/2017 The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the widespread attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against

"MADA" demands the immediate release of detained journalists

Ramallah - (9/7-2017) - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is gravely concerned about the drastically rising number of Palestinian Violations and the continuation and escalation of internal violations against media freedoms. As the most recent of which, was the

MADA calls for repeal of the blocking of a number of Palestinian news sites

Ramallah - (18-6-2017) - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of Palestinian websites. This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression and calls for the repeal of such measures

On World Press Freedom Day

"MADA" calls for the widest coalition to defend freedom of expression On the World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) congratulates all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition to