Palestinian Authority arrests student for lampooning sports official on Facebook

Bara al-Qadi has been repeatedly harassed for his “critical opinions,” says his sister.

"I always thought I'd be next to die": Gaza journalists reflect on a bloody 2014

Patrick O. Strickland
Gaza City
28 January 2015

Sixteen media workers were killed during Israel’s summer attack on Gaza.

Palestinian Authority arrests two journalists for Facebook posts

Palestinian journalists are stuck between Israel’s brutal occupation and an increasingly repressive Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

After reconciliation agreement, Hamas and Fatah united in press crackdown

Patrick O. Strickland
12 June 2014

“This is the police state of Mahmoud Abbas,” says journalist hospitalized after beating by Palestinian Authority forces.

Nablus court jails man for depicting Abbas as soccer star

Mel Frykberg
14 March 2013

In an unprecedented move, Anas Saad Awad has been convicted of a crime after posting a satirical image on Facebook.

Palestinian forces increasingly join Israel in repression of journalists

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
28 November 2012

Palestinian journalists routinely self-censor following increased violations of media freedoms in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Journalists demand UN probe into why Israel targeted them in Gaza

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
25 November 2012

Human rights activists denounce Israeli spokesman Mark Regev’s attempts to justify attacks on media offices.

Ramallah TV station sues Israel over stolen equipment

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
16 November 2012

Eleven Palestinian media outlets have been raided by Israel over the past five years.


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