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Salaries at PA daily are part of PA general budget

Headline: "Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: A new period in the official media"

"Thirty-nine journalists and employees of [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida signed new contracts with the [PA] General Personnel Council within the framework of an comprehensive development plan which was adopted by the paper’s new board of directors headed by General Supervisor of the PA Official Media [with the rank of minister] Ahmad Assaf.
The daily held a ceremony honoring its employees at its headquarters in El-Bireh for the event… Assaf emphasized during the ceremony that the present board of directors is leading a general development plan for the daily, whose goal is to improve its situation and perfect its performance, and that this moment began with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to grant the daily a financial basis in the framework of the general budget."