Media and Press Freedom in the Palestinian Territories

(in German)

The media landscape in the Palestinian Territories is surprisingly manifold. TV and radio broadcasting as well as print media enjoy great popularity. But despite an existing legal foundation, the working conditions for journalists remain challenging. Media and press freedom have particularly been under pressure in 2014, as recent data shows. The country report at hand is trying to shed light on the recent developments.

Childhood Interrupted

Report to Child Registration in Jerusalem released

Amidst the growing violence in Jerusalem it is important to highlight parts of the underlying reasons. Living without complete access to healthcare, education and other social rights creates frustration and tensions among Palestinians. The report on Child Registrations in Jerusalem published by the St. Yves Society and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung discuss the difficulties, hurdles and problems children and families face, regarding current laws and policies, which leave them without social rights or a legal status.

Gaza Opinion Polls - The effect of the three Gaza wars on the opinion of the Palestinian population

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation conducts surveys since the year 2000 in the Palestinian Territories in cooperation with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey (PSR) under the direction of Dr. Khalil Shikaki. Palestinians of the West bank and the Gaza Strip are asked for their opinion on questions concerning politics, safety, the future of the Palestinian State and life in the Palestinian Territories.

Manche beschwören eine dritte Intifada herauf.

Interview mit dem Domradio in Köln

Der Nahost-Experte Hans-Maria Heyn warnt davor, einen Palästinenser-Aufstand herbeizureden. "Soweit sind wir noch nicht", urteilt der Leiter des Büros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah. Er blickt auf die Lage im Westjordanland und in Gaza.

Opinion Poll Press Release

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ramallah conducts in cooperation with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) four times a year Opinion Polls in the Westbank and in the Gaza Strip, which ask about the daily life, political views and the future of the Palestinian Territories. The newest Poll was conducted one month after the end of the recent Gaza War.

Special Gaza War Poll Press Release

As soon as the latest Gaza ceasefire started, the KAS Ramallah asked the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research to conduct a new poll both in Gaza and the Westbank.The poll, which is strongly affected by the recent Gaza war, shows a growing support for Hamas within the Palestinian population.

Call for “Green Economy” project partners

Are you currently looking for a partner in order to implement a project in the field of climate change and renewable energy? The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ramallah is inviting tenders for a joint project in the field of climate change, “green economy” and renewable energy, which aims to promote sustainability and economic growth in Palestine. The fund available is limited to 140.000 NIS. Projects should start after Ramadan and terminate by the end of the year.

The Conference: Palestinian families under threat: 10 years ban of family unification in Jerusalem

Report on family unification in Jerusalem released

The conference “Palestinian families under threat: 10 years ban of family unification in Jerusalem” was held in the Legacy Hotel in East Jerusalem on December 18. The event was organized by the catholic human rights’ organisation Society of St. Yves in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Ramallah and Beirut. The results were summarized in a report and recently published.

Palestinian public divided on resumption of peace negotiations

Palestinian public is split regarding the resumption of direct negotiations with Israel and pessimistic regarding the chances for success, but if the talks do lead to a peace agreement, the public believes that a majority of the Palestinians will approve it in a referendum.

The Middle East Peace Process

The History in the Context of 2013 John Kerry Peace Efforts

Since the end of World War Two, the United States has assigned itself the primary responsibility for the security and order of the Middle East. Most early U.S actions in the region were carried out under the anti-Communist doctrine of Containment. However, since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and especially since the collapse of the U.S.S.R. in 1991, the United States has had two important remaining goals in the Middle East: the securing of Persian Gulf oil supplies, and establishing peace between Israel and its neighbors in the Levant.