Media Development Center teams up with Gaza municipalities, launches first public relations workshop

The Media Development Center at Birzeit University recently held a workshop for the spokespersons and public relations staff of Gaza municipalities, on Thursday, November 18-22, 2018. 

The 30-hour workshop, led by Mohammad Daraghmeh, featured practical exercises on preparing news articles and feature stories, and introduced the attendees to procedures and measures that bolster relations between the municipalities of Gaza. 

Fathi Sabbah, the Media Development Center’s Gaza coordinator, said the workshop was the first in a series of lectures and workshops between the center and the Gaza municipalities, adding that the center aims to build the capacities of journalists and those who work in the media and public relations fields. 

Sabbah also called for municipality workers and officials in Gaza to improve the level of services rendered to the public and to better communicate with the local communities under an atmosphere of democracy, integrity, transparency, and accountability.