AQTV

AQTV is an educational non-profit television station founded in 1996.  It is the only politically independent TV station in Palestine.  It is a local station committed to supporting education, civil society and Palestinian identity.  It seeks to support and advance the wellbeing of all Palestinians including those most often neglected: children, youth, women and the disabled by developing innovative programming to support, educate and raise awareness about these groups.  AQTV also broadcasts cultural and educational events from Al-Quds University.

AQTV both develops and produces its own television programs and works closely with other stations (local, national and international) to obtain and broadcast quality television programs.  AQTV also works for NGOs as a producer of socially constructive videos.

AQTV is a part of the HonaAlquds Multi-Media News Agency to which it contributes video.

Since its foundation AQTV has played an active role in strengthening the educational, cultural, social and environmental wellbeing of all Palestinians by addressing a variety of issues such as literacy, health care, social attitudes, environmental concerns and legal protection in an open and integrative manner. As a politically independent and non-profit institution that provides high quality educational programs to a growing audience in Palestine and Jordan, AQTV plays a unique and important role in the local context. AQTV’s innovative educational children programs, the most successful of which has been a local version of “Sesame Street”, have also gained international recognition and won several awards, including the 1998 Japanese Emperor Price and the 2004 Bronze Award from the Arab Television and Radio Festival. AQTV is a proud member of the Jossor network, a network of independent local TV and radio stations in Palestine.

Hona Al-Quds network

At the beginning of 2012 the IMM set up the Hona AlQuds online news agency and radio, which is the only news organization to date setting its focus on reporting live on the daily life of the Palestinian population in Jerusalem from a community perspective.

Hona AlQuds Community Media Network has been founded due to the belief that media plays a key role in giving the Palestinian community in Jerusalem a voice and a platform, which is important for several reasons:

  • Marginalization of Palestinians in Jerusalem: 78% of the Palestinian Jerusalemites live under the poverty line; unemployment and school drop-out rates are significantly higher in East Jerusalem than in the West Bank ; lack of physical space and adequate housing, about 30% of the inhabitants of Jerusalem are Palestinians, but they live in only 7% of the city´s area; lack of political representation;
  • Lack of accurate information on Jerusalem and lack of Palestinian media outlets focusing on East Jerusalem
  • Increased isolation of East Jerusalem and separation from the West Bank through separation barrier

Hona AlQuds Community Media Network has an office in Ramallah and also in the Old City of Jerusalem, which is in desperate need of renovation. The media outlet also needs to cover salaries of journalists as well as equipment in order to be able to execute its role as a community media voice.

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The Media Arm of Al Quds university

The Institute of Modern Media (IMM) was founded in 1996 in order to promote the rights-based development of Palestinian society. It is both a registered non-profit organization and the media arm of Al-Quds University.

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