PA Blocks 11 Palestinian News Sites


Press freedom watchdog the Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) yesterday slammed the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) recent decision to block 11 Palestinian news websites in the occupied West Bank.

Among the websites blocked on Thursday were the Palestinian Information Centre and the Shehab News Agency, which are linked to Hamas, as well as the Voice of Fatah and Amad, known to have links with Mahmoud Abbas’ political rival Mohammed Dahlan.

“This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression,” MADA said in a statement. It called “for the repeal of such measures and practices, which in this day and age of technological developments [are] something of the past.” Read more here.




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