Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)

Articles by Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)

Palestine: Murder of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh renews demands for accountability

Perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice to put an end to the killing of journalists and the grave attacks they face.

Palestine: Journalists face targeted physical attacks by Israeli forces

Israel has been responsible for 91% of direct physical attacks on Palestinian journalists over the past five years, reveals a new report from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA).

Journalists protest outside the United Nations office in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, 28 June 2021, calling for protection following attacks by Palestinian security forces on their colleagues during protests, ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images

Palestine: Security forces brutally clamp down on protesters and journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the brutal suppression of Palestinian protesters and journalists during peaceful protests in the West Bank denouncing the killing of activist Nizar Banat, and calls for an independent investigation into the activist’s murder.

Palestinian journalists report on the Al-Jalaa Tower, which housed a number of international press offices, and was demolished by an Israeli airstrike, Gaza Strip, 15 May 2021, MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

Gaza journalists under fire: Holding Israel accountable for targeting media

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns Israel’s targeting of journalists and media outlets in Gaza, warning that impunity has provided incentive for crimes committed against Palestinian media.

People gather in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross building to stage a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in Ramallah, West Bank, 27 April 2021, Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Palestine: Journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi targeted by Israeli forces

MADA Center condemns the arrest of Palestinian journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi by Israeli forces and calls for holding perpetrators of continued attacks on media freedom accountable.

Hanna Nasir, head of the Palestinian Central Election Commission, at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 16 January 2021, after president Mahmud Abbas announced dates for the first elections in more than 15 years. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

Palestine: Elections highlight need to protect freedom of expression

With the announcement of the first general Palestinian elections in 15 years, MADA Center underscores the need to protect press freedom, freedom of expression, and the right to access information throughout the electoral process and beyond.

Palestine: How the pandemic is impacting media freedoms

With violations against media in Palestine declining during the first half of 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms documents a rise in attacks by Israeli authorities and Facebook.

Social media campaign tackles COVID-19 misinformation in Palestine

Mada Center launches a fact-checking campaign to combat misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic circulating on Palestinian social networks.