Phone, Internet access in West Bank, Gaza cut
A cyber attack has crippled he main phone network in the West Bank and Gaza and cut access to the Internet. Mashour Abou Daqqa, the Palestinian telecoms minister, said the disruptions, which began Tuesday morning, came from various sources around the world, but had no detailed information. He said hackers used IP servers in Germany, China, and Slovenia to launch the attack.
 
 
MADA organizes 2 freedom of expression workshops in Al-Aqsa and Al-Najah universities
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) organized two workshops entitled “Freedom of Speech in International and Local Legislation” in the media faculties of Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip and Al-Najah University in the West Bank.
 
 
MADA center issues warning of escalation of settler attacks on journalists
Saturday, 29 October 2011, a group of stone throwing settlers attacked four Palestinian journalists covering the weekly Beit Omar march near Hebron city. Of the journalists, French Agency photographer Hazem Bader, European Agency photographer Abdelhafiz Hashlamoun, Palestine TV cameraman Hussam Abu Alan, and Palestine TV correspondent Fida’ Nasir, Bader sustained the most serious injuries after a large stone struck his head causing substantial bleeding.
 
NDC signs small grant facility agreements with six human rights NGOs
On Tuesday 18th of October the following six human rights and good governance NGOs signed grant implementation agreements at the Human Rights and Good Governance Secretariat – hosted by the NGO Development Centre (NDC): Jerusalem Community Advocacy Network (JCAN), Women’s Centre of Shu’ufat Refugee Camp (WSC), Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA), Young Women Christian’s Association (YWCA), AFKAR for Educational and Cultural Development and the Community Media Centre (CMC).
 
 
NDC signs two grant agreements with Palestinian Thematic Networks as part of the Sector Development Program (SDP)
The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON) and the Palestinian Network for Small and Microfinance (Sharakeh) signed grant agreements with the NGO Development Center (NDC) on the 13th of October, 2011. The aim of the grants is to enhance the effectiveness of thematic networks in implementing their roles in providing services for their member organizations.
 
Carried out the Future Society for Culture and Development in collaboration with Caritas Jerusalem with the support of the Spani
Carried out the Future Society for Culture and Development in collaboration with Caritas Jerusalem with the support of the Spanish government and Spanish Cooperation Foundation and Caritas Spain, Caritas Medical Centre - recreational open Gaza today for the elderly, which was part of a project to support and develop primary care services Convenio The day included many of the recreational activities and entertainment, cultural and artistic Kalmsarhah aimed to educate the owners of chronic diseases and how to prevention, treatment and awareness of healthy foods to eat them.
 
 
UNDP and the Ministry of Culture Sign a cooperation agreement in support of the Culture sector
10.10.2011 - UNDP and the Ministry of Culture Sign a cooperation agreement in support of the Culture sector: The purpose of the programme is to safeguard and develop Palestinian culture and heritage and utilize its potential as a means of socio-economic development to support Palestinian Statehood. The agreement was signed by H.E Siham Bargouthi, Minister of Culture, and Mr. Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator.
 
 
The Future Association for Culture and Development organizes a training course on cognitive behavioral therapy
The Future Association for Culture and Development has organized a specialized course about the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT in association with the Friends of The Disabled Association. Knowing that the course is overseen by Dr. Yusuf Awad Allah, director of the Psychiatric Clinic in Rafah, which was attended by 30 participants from the holders of psychological counseling and sociology by 40-hour training and continuing education.
 
Interview with Zoughbi Zoughbi, Director of Wi’am, The Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center
What do you believe will be the steps the Palestinian government will take when the UN General Assembly opens on September 23rd?
 
 
MADA extends its greetings to all Palestinian journalists on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists an
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) extends its greetings and best wishes to all Palestinian journalists on this day, the annual International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists.

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