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Dec. 2018 poll: Viewership habits of Palestinians
Q: "From among the following satellite news stations, which one you watched most during the last two months?" Al Jazeera TV - 20% Al Aqsa TV - 14% Maan TV - 12% Palestine TV - 12% Palestine Today - 12% Al Mayadeen - 5% Al Quds TV - 5% Al Arabiya - 4% Note: “These are the results of the latest poll...”
Dec 27, 2018
Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate calls on all Palestinian media outlets "to settle accounts with anyone who has participated in a visit to and any activity of normalization with the occupying entity"
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Journalists’ Syndicate supports Koul Al-Arab’s decision” “The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate expressed its support for the decision of the management of the magazine Koul Al-Arab, which is published in the French capital Paris, to fire journalist Khaled Zaghloul...”
Dec 23, 2018
PA TV to open office in Damascus, in cooperation with Syrian Ministry of Information
“Director-General of the PLO Political Department [in Syria] Anwar Abd Al-Hadi discussed the developments in Palestine and the recent political developments yesterday [Nov. 14, 2018] with Syrian Minister of Information Imad Sara. During their meeting, which was held at the [Syrian] Ministry of...”
Nov 15, 2018
PA TV reports on Israeli army's destruction of Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV studio, calling it "a war crime"
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Israel bombing Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV station building in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 12, 2018, hosting Director of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate Nasser Abu Bakr Official PA TV host: “Mr. Nasser, three warning rockets, and after them three rockets...”
Nov 13, 2018
Final moments as Hamas TV receives Israel's warning to evacuate before TV station destroyed
WAFA - official PA news agency: "Israeli planes fired three missile alerts, before F16 planes targeted with at least three missiles the Al-Quds TV headquarters, destroying it completely... No injuries were reported." (Nov. 12, 2018) (Boom of Israel's 1st warning is heard) Expert on security and...
Nov 12, 2018
Official PA agency reports on Israeli army's desctruction of Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV studio
Published by the English edition of WAFA, the official PA news agency Headline: "Israeli shelling completely destroys al-Aqsa TV headquarters in Gaza" "GAZA, Monday, November 12, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes shelled the headquarters of al-Aqsa TV in the city of Gaza, the official Hamas-run..."
Nov 12, 2018
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida belongs to the PA “presidential institution” and is part of the official media
Headline: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida celebrates 24 [years] and prepares to mark its silver anniversary in a period of innovation” “The [official PA] daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida began as a publicly traded company and afterwards moved to the ownership of the Al-Bahr company, which is one of the companies that...”
Nov 3, 2018
PA TV deliberately stopped broadcast when Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon took the floor at the UN
Official PA TV broadcast live from the session dealing with the Palestinian issue at the UN Security Council meeting on Oct. 18, 2018. When Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, started his speech, PA TV ended its broadcast. UN Security Council representative: “We will now turn to the...”
Oct 18, 2018
July 2018 poll: 39% of Palestinians depend on social media as a source of news
"The poll showed that the majority of respondents, 39.3% depend on social media as a source of news, followed by 28% who depend on television, 17.3% who depend on news websites, 7.4% on radio and 1.4% on newspapers." Note: “A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication...”
Aug 6, 2018
Official PA media is not free and is part of the "struggle"
Official PA TV Programs Division Director Nizar Al-Ghoul: “PA TV is not television just for entertainment and passing time. We are interested in the news item, interested in mobilizing for the struggle, interested in the content of the message that we present. PA TV is a central part of the full...”
Aug 5, 2018
Director-General of official PA TV: PA media's role is to create the news in order to best convey its message
Official PA TV News, interview with PA TV Director-General Khaled Sukkar, following PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ surprise visit to the official PA TV channel’s building Official PA TV host: “How do you view the significance of this transition to the rubric of professionalism in television – in radio...”
Jul 23, 2018
General supervisor of PA official media calls to prevent the Eurovision from being held in Jerusalem to prevent “legitimization of the Israeli occupation and the Israeli actions, such as Judaization”
Headline: “Assaf turns to the Arab and European institutions in order to prevent the Eurovision from being held in Jerusalem” “General Supervisor of the Official Media, Minister Ahmad Assaf, yesterday [July 3, 2018] thanked Chairman of the Arab States Broadcasting Union Muhammad Al-Awwash,...”
Jul 4, 2018
Official PA news agency determines which language should be used in media when reporting on prisoners
"The participants in the workshop that the [official PA] Palestinian news and information agency WAFA and the [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club organized yesterday (Wednesday) [Dec. 27, 2017] emphasized that when dealing with the prisoners' cause there must be uniform terms that will serve the national..."
Dec 28, 2017
Editor-in-Chief of official PA daily after US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: “Interference with its history or attempt to change its status… will lead to violence and an explosion of the region... this will open the gates of Hell”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the PA media campaign for Jerusalem Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Editor in Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija: “There is a very important slogan and we adhere to it: ‘If the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) passed, the Trump promise...”
Dec 17, 2017
PA media officials on media role: “There is cooperation and constant coordination… between the Broadcast Council, the [official PA] television, the Ministry of Information, and the [Palestinian] Journalist's Syndicate”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the role of radio stations in supporting the Palestinian cause, hosting Director of Broadcast Media in the PA Ministry of Information Daoud Daoud and Director General of the official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine Bassam Daghlas Director...
Dec 12, 2017
WAFA, Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida are official PA media bodies
Headline: “The [PA] president receives a delegation from the official media” “Yesterday [Sept. 4, 2017] at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas hosted a delegation from the official Palestinian [PA] media, which included media members from the Palestinian...”
Sep 5, 2017
Fatah Information Commission's official website
Headline: “Fatah has launched its official information website” “Fatah’s Information, Culture, and Ideology Commission has launched [its] official website in its new design… In order to view the Information, Culture, and Indoctrination Commission website, click on the following link:...”
Aug 1, 2017
Supervisor of official PA media: Israel targets Palestinian media outlets
Headline: “Assaf: WAFA is undergoing significant development, Israel is fighting the Palestinian media outlets” “The Palestinian [official PA] news agency WAFA yesterday [July 5, 2017] took part in meetings of The Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies that are being held in Agadir, Morocco. WAFA...”
Jul 6, 2017
July 2017 poll: 62% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, support for intifada drops
"These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 29 June and 1 July 2017. This poll has been conducted in cooperation with the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah... Total size of the..."
Jul 5, 2017
Fatah official denies Fatah-run channel Awdah to be closed
Headline: "Al-Qidwa denied that a decision has been published to close the Awdah satellite channel" "[Fatah] Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nasser Al-Qidwa denied the news item published on news websites regarding a decision to close the..."
Apr 28, 2017
Ahmad Assaf is head of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida’s board
“The [official PA] daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida yesterday morning [March 13, 2017] honored its female employees for March 8, International Women’s Day. Head of the Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Board of Directors [and General Supervisor of the PA Official Media] Ahmad Assaf and the daily’s Editor-in-Chief Mahmoud...”
Mar 14, 2017
Fatah: US embassy helped reinstate our Facebook page
“On Feb. 26, , the Facebook company closed the page of the Fatah Movement, claiming that it transgressed Facebook’s regulations. The following day it reinstated the page, claiming that it was just a mistake. It should be noted that it had already removed the page - which has over 70,000...”
Mar 5, 2017
PA Ministry of Information protests closure of Fatah's Facebook page as evidence of "bias" in favor of Israel that "creates terror and spreads hate"
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Information: Facebook's supervision of our forums is bias in favor of the occupation" "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the fact that the Facebook administration closed the Fatah Movement's official page and the page of a private radio station constitutes..."
Feb 28, 2017
Fatah protests closure of its Facebook page, says they will establish alternative pages
Headline: "A picture of late President Arafat causes the closure of the Fatah Movement's Facebook page" "The 'Facebook' social media administration closed the Fatah Movement's page on the site. According to the movement, the Facebook administration notified it that the reason for the closure was..."
Feb 28, 2017