MADA center was established in 2006, where a group of Passionate vision driven Palestinians "citizensand journalists" joined forces to promote and defend the Right to Freedom of Expression and Opinion.
For the first two years MADA ran solely by volunteers and activists, who believed it was time to make a difference, and aiming to support the journalists who face daily numerous oppressive constrains while exercising their professional duty.
MADA is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit organization, registered under the number (IRA-250-I), with its headquarters in Ramallah. The center operates throughout the Palestinian territories, working daily to develop the Palestinian Media and to promote and defend media freedoms and freedom of expression.
Standing side by side the Palestinian journalists monitoring and disseminating all violations on their rights, empowering them to speak up and end their self censorship, offering them free legal consultation and representation, promoting and defending their right to freedom of expression and opinion and right to access information, and contributing to the Palestinian Media development to become a key player in developing and promoting democracy in the Palestinian society.
MADA’s organizational development is a continual strategic process that responds to research and studies that identify the gaps and challenges in media service provision and protection. MADA does not accept any conditional support or funding that is not in line with, or is in any way detrimental to the center’s overall vision and goals
Towards free and professional media in Palestine.