Our Democracy Partners

Short general paragraph about the partners and why we are displaying few of the partners, or indicating that below are some of our partners publications/ outputs in English for the past and current partners.


The Community Media Center

The Community Media Center (CMC)  is a Palestinian women’s NGO, based in Gaza, which seeks to develop an effective, unbiased and sustainable role of media in addressing social issues to promote the values of democracy, equality and human rights with special focus on women and youth issues and highlighting them in the media though a human rights-based approach.

CMC seeks to raise awareness and develop the capacities of younger generations to equip them with the knowledge and skills to learn about their rights, demand them and report on various human rights violations. It also seeks to mobilize public opinion that advocates for the rights and issues of marginalized groups, especially women and youth, by developing the role of media and new media to foster a culture of human rights and rule of law as well as to enhance access to justice in Palestinian society.

We are happy to share with you some of CMC’s publications that were produced with the financial assistance of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and therefore do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.


Arab Center for Alternative Planning

The Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP) is a Palestinian NGO with a highly professional team of urban planners and other relevant professionals working on topics such as housing, planning, infrastructure, transportation, social services, education, environment, and employment. They work actively to improve the status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and safeguard their rights.

ACAP seeks to empower municipalities, leaders, planning professionals, and the public to protect basic human rights related to planning. It also advocates for more democratic planning practices and policies, and systematically monitors, evaluates, and follows-up on all state official decisions on plans, land, and development projects. ACAP works on raising public awareness on discriminatory plans that abuse planning rights and works with the community to file legal objections or create alternative planning solutions. It also conducts research on social and economic planning problems affecting the society in order to develop possible solutions and alternatives for coping with such issues.

We are happy to share with you some of ACAP’s publications that were produced with the financial assistance of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and therefore not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.


Filastiniyat
(Feminist News Agency Nawa)

Filastiniyat is a pro-active, media advocacy organization, committed to ensuring and supporting the equitable participation of Palestinian women and youth at all levels of public spheres and all forums of public discourse. Filastiniyat works to empower female journalists, who are part of its Female Journalists’ Club (FJC), founded in 2009, through activating the FJC and the involvement of female journalists in the West Bank, and connecting them with their colleagues in the Gaza Strip through joint activities, mainly through an annual conference.

Filastiniyat’s feminist news agency Nawa promotes female journalists in Palestine. With the support of hbs, Nawa’s reporters in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have written and published numerous written, photo and audiovisual reports.

We are happy to share with you some of Filastiniyat’s publications that were produced with the financial assistance of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and therefore not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Filistiniyat's Caricatures

Within the framework of the project “Female Journalists Club: A New Level”, Filastiniyat Launches a Campaign to Advocate for Elections of the Journalists Syndicate. An advocacy and media campaign will be launched to mobilize journalists to advocate the journalists’ syndicate to hold its overdue elections in implementation of Filastiniyat last year’s initiative that aims at:
1) Increasing female journalists’ participation and representation at all levels in the syndicate, which means implementing the syndicate’s own decision for the women’s quota to be 40% in all governing bodies,
2) Unification of the syndicate; the executive body of the syndicate has entrusted Filastiniyat to lead a new initiative for unifying the journalist body in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

As part of the campaign, the below 2 cartoons were produced to depict the current situation of Palestinian journalists, particularly in relation to the syndicate, and in order to practice more pressure on the syndicate to allow for the revisiting of the membership, the internal laws and the preparations for the elections.

 

Filistiniyat's Videos

Journalist Islam Amarna, who is in the last month of her pregnancy, talks about her fear of contracting the Coronavirus. On a visit to her doctor, she listens to advice on preventing catching the virus or dealing with it when the pregnant mother is infected. In the video, Anfal Amarna talks about her experience of being infected with Coronavirus during her last days of pregnancy and giving birth to her child during the infection. Prepared by: Islam Amarna from Qalandia Camp, for Nawa Network.

Omar Yaghi, a Palestinian infant, 8 months old, lived in Gaza Strip and died as a result of a heart condition that needed a surgery in Tal-Shomar hospital in the 1948 occupied territory, but due to Israel multiple refusal to grant him a permit to leave to have the necessary surgery he couldn't make it. Photo and produced by Marah El wadiya

Filistiniyat's Articles


Alhudood

Alhudood.net is an Arabic satirical news platform, founded in July 2013. Alhudood publishes political and social satire in the form of fabricated news material. Alhudood believes that the Middle East, along with its media ecosystem, are in dire need of original satirical content due to the increasing political polarization and the rising threats to diversity, dialogue and freedoms of speech and media. Satire continues to prove potent at addressing local and regional sensitive and controversial issues, as it remains less confrontational and more difficult to censor or attack. Thus, Alhudood uses online satire to reach new audience and tackle such subjects that other independent and official media, locally and regionally, often avoids. These issues include, but are not limited to, freedom of speech and media, human rights, gender equality, governmental policies, rule of law and corruption. Alhudood also serves as an independent media watchdog that is capable of shedding light and commenting on other media outlets and their performance.

 

Within the framework of hbs’ partnership with Alhudood, a number of articles, caricatures and videos have been produced. We are happy to share with you some of these publications that were produced with the financial assistance of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and therefore do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

 

Alhudood's Articles