Capacity-Building for Palestinian Media

$2,217 $22,083
Raised Remaining


Search for Common Ground will provide Palestinian journalists with technical training and training in "common ground" media techniques that encourage tolerance of differences.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In this time of heightened violence plaguing Palestinian-Israeli relations, it is important to support balanced, moderate media because of the media’s crucial role – either to inflame or defuse tension. While TV programs alone cannot change political reality, they can be important conduits for new ideas and perspectives. The Ma’an Network of independent TV stations offers a democratic alternative to state-run media and stimulates fresh thinking.

How will this project solve this problem?

An international expert will provide a 2-week practical training course to TV journalists consisting of better use of recently acquired technology through on-the-job training, practical application of Western-style media principles and programming.

Potential Long Term Impact

Media will have increased capacity to objectively inform/stimulate Palestinians. It will increase government transparency, support democratic principles, and produce quality programs that will retain Palestinians’ interests for the greatest impact.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,217

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,217 .  The original project funding goal was $24,300.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $2,217 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Search for Common Ground

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Alyssa Teach

Program Associate, Search for Common Ground
Jerusalem, Israel

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