The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) was established in 2006 to support the journalists in the territories wh...
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) was established in 2006 to support the journalists in the territories who continue to face numerous oppressive constraints in their fight for freedom of expression. The vision of MADA is to end the violations against journalists, support them in their work, reduce practices of self-censorship out of fear of reprisal, and facilitate Palestinian media in reclaiming its role as the fourth authority. MADA was established by journalists and individuals passionate about the inalienable right to freedom of expression and opinion, and for the first two years was run solely by volunteers. Then MADA started to provide journalists and media outlets with legal council and advice, monitor and document all violations of freedom of expression, and raise awareness among journalists and the general public of the importance of press freedom as a cornerstone to democratic development and good governance.