Media Students Win Research Award on Anti-Corruption

A Birzeit University media student was recently awarded a Media Research Award for her study on methods to advance anti-corruption reform in Palestine.

Three other students from Birzeit University, Nadine Musslam, Hadil Abu Fkheida and Hana’ Shamasna, won the second, third, and fourth places in the competition along with five other students from Hebron University.

The competition was organized by Palestine’s Anti-Corruption Comission (Aman) and the Civil Commission for the independence of Judiciary and Rule of Law (Istiqlal), which sought innovative research that examines topics on corruption and anti-corruption reform. The contest is part of the Palestinian National Strategy to Combat Corruption, a program that seeks to build national integrity and transparency under good governance, and strong civil society participation.

The head of the Aman Anti-Corruption Unit, Rafiq Natsheh, and the Secretary of Istiqlal, Taysir Zabri, both emphasized the importance of competitions that highlight the integral role of journalism and law in fighting corruption.

The evaluation committee included  editor-in-chief of Al Quds Website Ibrahim Melhem, monitoring and evaluation unit coordinator at Birzeit University’s Media Development Center, Imad Asfar, general director of the Arab Media Internet Network (Amin), Khaled Abu Aker, and Nida’ Younis from the Ministry of Information.