Lecture Examines Role of Human Rights in Palestinian Media

The Birzeit University Media Department held on November 27, 2014 a lecture entitled, "To What Extent does the Palestinian Media Deal with Human Rights Issues?" delivered by journalist and researcher Mahmoud Fataftah. It was cosponsored by the Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession, MUSAWA.

Fatafta corroborated the existence of a gap between academic disciplines and labor market requirements, and said that it is important to network between media agencies and human rights organizations, based on integration, solidarity and mutual respect.

Fataftah called for creating a unified body of media students and human rights organizations, emphasizing the need for capacity building of media staff via professional training.