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.
 
 
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.
 
 
“SHAMS” issues a statement on the occasion of International Day against Torture
SHAMS center reminds that the International Day in Support for Victims of Torture is an occasion to confirm the explicit and absolute ban on torture and all forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It is also an opportunity to express solidarity with sufferings of torture victims and their families, and to assert the need of a new global commitment to rehabilitate all victims of ill-treatment in all its forms.
 
 
MADA: Violations against journalists continued in May, including the near fatal injury of Mohamed Othman
Violations against journalists continued in May, with the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitoring 12 violations last month. The most serious of the reported incidences was the near fatal shooting of Mohamed Othman in Gaza, who was hit with live rounds fired by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in his chest and right hand.
 
جمعية رفيق الدرب وحملاتها التوعية
Rafiq Al-Darb association had a workshop on Thursday 19-5-2011. This workshop addressed parents of people with special needs and the trainer Mahran Al-Taweel from YMCA lectured the parents in this workshop and provide them with some strategies they should follow to deal with people with special needs in order to make them feel better about their selves, feel active in society and impact them positively. Members of Jemima organization and Health Work Committees participated in supporting our case.
 
 
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Strongly Condemns the Murder of the Italian Activist VITTORIO ARRIGONI
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) strongly condemns the murder of the Italian human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni who was murdered on Friday 15th of April 2011 in Gaza City. GCMHP calls on the government in Gaza to find the criminals and bring them to justice. GCMHP expresses its deep concern over any attack on international activists and friends of the Palestinian people.

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