PICD is an independent and non-governmental organization NGO specialized in communication and media science and its diverse subdivisions. PICD aims at developing the educational and quantitative level of the Palestinian journalists and Media, and attempts to cultivate the Palestinian experiences and qualifications in the local media organizations.

The initiative was launched by some people who believe in “building a basis for an objective nonbiased media” to achieve a status of civil peace, and enhance the culture of free thinking and freedom of speech which in return will guarantee a democratic society foundation based on respecting law, separation of powers (Judicial, executive and legislative), and monitoring these powers.

The PICD was formally licensed from the Palestinian Ministry of Interiors under the No.7826 to start working through setting practical and scientific rules and plans for building a new media skilled generation, improving the level of the Palestinian media organizations, avoiding the tight fractional perspectives and isolating the Palestinian society from fractional exploitation of media for private interests away from the Palestinians’ best interests.

PICD is an independent and non-governmental organization NGO specialized in communication and media science and its diverse subdivisions. PICD aims at developing the educational and quantitative level of the Palestinian journalists and Media, and attempts to cultivate the Palestinian experiences and qualifications in the local media organizations.

The PICD objectives:

1.Enhancing the respect of freedom of expression, and grantee the right of free opinions and beliefs for all.

2. strengthen the public’s right to know, the right of access to information, and broadcast it.

3. Follow up the violations against the freedom of expression and opinion, and the freedom of journalism, which guaranteed in the law especially the Intellectual property.

4. Respect the principles of human rights, and enhance it within media.

5. promote the values of tolerance, brotherhood and equality among people, and keeping the community .

6. work on the development of vocational and raise the level of professionalism, and enhance the independence of the Palestinian press, and development, to contribute to building a free and democratic society.

7. Work to protect the rights of journalists and strengthen the role of journalists syndicate in particular.

8. Contribute to the development of laws and legislation related to the journalism and the media and public freedoms.

The Board Members:

Name Position  E-mail
Fathi Sabbah Board Chairman fsabbah2002@yahoo.com
Hazem Balousha Chairman Deputy hazem@picd.ps
Hamed Jad Treasurer hamed_jad@yahoo.com
Hanan Abu Degheim Secretary
hanan_degheim@hotmail.com
Samir Zaqout Member samir@mezan.org
Saud Abu Ramdan Member saud64@hotmail.com
Hanan Al-Masri Member hanan-masri@mbc.net

Fathi Sabbah  Board Chairman
Amjad Al-Shawa  Board Deputy
Samah Namleh Treasurer
Samir Zaqout Secretary
Hamed Jad Member
Hazem Balousha Member
Hanan Al-Masri Member
Fathi Sabbah  Board Chairman
Hazem Balousha  Board Deputy
Samah Namleh Treasurer
Asmaa El-Ghoul Secretary
Hamed Jad Member
Amjad Al-Shawa Member
Samir Zaqout Member
Hazem Balousha Board Chairman
Saud Abu Ramadan Board Deputy
Samah Namleh Treasurer
Asmaa Elghoul Secretary
Fathi Sabbah Member
Amjad Al-Shawa Member
Zuhair Saqallah Member
Hazem Balousha Board Chairman
Saud Abu Ramadan Board Deputy
Zuhair Saqallah Treasurer
Asmaa Elghoul Secretary
Fathi Sabbah Member
Amjad Al-Shawa Member
Samah Namleh Member
Hazem Balousha Founder  & Chairman
Saud Abu Ramadan Chairman Deputy
Ahmed Madhoun Treasurer
Maha El-Burai Secretary
Fathi Sabbah Member
Amjad Al-Shawa Member
Caramel Al Abassy Member