FACD carries out a a volunteering day including a blood donation campaign
 
 
MADA: A new setback for media freedoms in the last month
Freedom of expression in Palestine faced a new setback in August with journalists subjected to further violations. Israeli occupation forces committed numerous violations, including arrests, detentions, attacks and the prevention from coverage. Despite the expectations of a continued decrease of Palestinian security service violations, the numbers of incidences were both higher and more varied, including major threats to freedom of expression and the right of access to information. IOF arrests 3 journalists
 
 
The World Bank: Palestinian Institution-building Achievements Challenged by Lack of Economic Growth
September 12, 2011- The latest World Bank report on West Bank and Gaza affirms that the Palestinian Authority has made substantial progress in implementing its institution-building agenda but that a severe fiscal crisis threatens these important gains.
 
 
PCBS : Illiteracy rates dropped in the Palestinian Territory from 13.9% in 1997 to 5.1% in 2010
Illiteracy rates among individuals aged 15 years and over in the Palestinian Territory fell in the period 1997-2010 from 13.9% to 5.1%. The illiteracy rate varies considerably between the sexes: 2.4% for males compared to 7.8% for females. For males, it decreased from 7.8% in 1997 to 2.4% in 2010, while for females it decreased from 20.3% to 7.8% over the same period.
 
 
Shams ıssues a press release on the occasion of World Youth Day
"SHAMS" center salutes the struggle of the Arab youth, and highly upholds their legitimate defense to their nations’ needs and concerns. In each annual occasion of the World Youth Day, we recall what has been achieved and what not in the youth process in order for them to get their rights in education, health, economy, politics and public life. This day is an opportunity to stress importance of youth role in every effort and endeavor to achieve sustainable development.
 
 
Spate of Demolitions Threaten Bedouin Communities near Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 21 July 2011): Today, Mr Maxwell Gaylard, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) visited the Bedouin village of Khan Al Ahmar, together with David Hutton, UNRWA Acting Director for the West Bank, at a time when the community is now facing mass demolitions. This visit took place in the context of a significant increase in demolitions in Area C, where Israel retains control over security, planning and zoning, compared with the same period last year. More demolitions have taken place this year than in all of 2009 or 2010.
 
 
EU launches mapping study on Civil Society Organizations in the occupied Palestinian territory
Yesterday in the Red Crescent Society Halls in Ramallah, the EU released its study on Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of CSOs in the oPt, including their capacity-building needs and recommendations for possible intervention areas to be supported by forthcoming cooperation programmes.
 
TRC jointly with OHCHR held an International Conference in commemoration of the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture
<p>More than 300 participants attended the International conference that was organized by the Treatment &amp; rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture &ldquo;TRC&rdquo; in partnership with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Palestine &ldquo;OCHA&rdquo; to commemorate the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - 26th of June. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
 
 
MADA holds two workshops on freedom of expression legislation in Tulkarem and Jabalia
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) held two workshops concerning international and local legislation on freedom of expression. The workshops were conducted yesterday, 26 June 2011, in Tulkarem city in the West Bank, and Jabalia city in the Gaza Strip.
 
 
MADA center publishes the first issue of its new magazine “MADA El-E’lam”
Ramallah- 27 June 2011: The Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) published today the first issue of "MADA El-E’lam" magazine - the first specialized magazine on media affairs in Palestine -which will be released every two months and will contribute to filling the information vacuum Palestinian media has suffered in the past decades.

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