Academic Study: The Media Under the Palestinian National Authority

//Academic Study: The Media Under the Palestinian National Authority

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies & Consultations presents the academic study “The Media Under the Palestinian National Authority,” by Farid Abu-Dheir, who earned his Ph.D. in Expatriate Arab Press from the University of Leeds, and is currently a teacher in the Department of Print and Electronic Journalism at An-Najah National University.

This study analyzes the development and reality of the Palestinian press, after 20 years of the Palestinian Authority’s establishment, the various milestones, and the degree of freedom it actually enjoys. It studies the media’s ability to influence various aspects of political life, including the Palestinian division, which made conditions ripe for many serious violations of freedom of expression in Palestine. Media polarization reached an unprecedented level, and most journalists were involved in it.

As for the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, the author discusses its role, division and the gaps plaguing it. Then the author concludes that the Palestinian media is subject to control methods that greatly limit its mobility, making it difficult to provide people with information. Hence, it leads to depriving citizens of their simple right of free access to information, and prevents them from having an opinion and contributing actively in decision-making.

This study is a academic study that was published in the Arabic book of al-Zaytouna “The Palestinian National Authority: A Study of the Experience and Performance 1994-2013,” edited by Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh, 2014.

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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 28/11/2017


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Al-Zaytouna Centre conducts strategic and futuristic academic studies on the Arab and Muslim worlds. It focuses on the Palestinian issue and the conflict with Israel as well as related Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international developments.

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Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Arab History, the general manager of al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, editor-in-chief of the annual Palestinian Strategic Report, former head of Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and former executive manager of Middle East Studies Centre in Amman.
He was granted the Bait al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) award for Young Muslims Scholars in 1997 and the Excellent Teaching Award (College level), given by IIUM in 2002. Dr. Mohsen is the author of 13 books and some of his books were translated into several languages. He contributed chapters to seven books. He is the editor/ co-editor of more than 30 books. Dr. Mohsen is the editor of electronic daily “Palestine Today,” which has so far published more than 3,777 issues. He has published many articles in refereed scholarly journals and magazines. He presented papers at innumerable academic local and international conferences and seminars. He is a frequent commentator on current issues on broadcasting media.