Wattan Media Network- Safad
Missions and objectives
v Promoting the effective role of independent media in creating a society where values of citizenship, rule of law and development prevail.
v Producing, broadcasting, and disseminating programmes and news that focus on society development and raise awareness of political, social, economic, judicial, educational, environmental and health issues as well as highlighting the vibrant mosaic of Palestinian history, culture and heritage.
v Advancing the “Comprehensive Media,” a recent concept stressing the integration of traditional media sources, such as TV and radio, with new media, including social networking sites.
Wattan is an award-winning, independent and secular media network based in Ramallah, Palestine. It was established in 1996 by three civil society organizations. Over the past two decades, Wattan has established itself as an important voice of Palestinian citizens, civil society, marginalised communities and groups, women and, most significantly, youth.
Wattan has become a strong independent voice of local news coverage, investigative journalism and accountability advocacy. Its programs provide credible and timely independent media content that contributes to the openness and cultural diversity of Palestine. The organization’s success has been fueled by its professionalism and impartiality in an otherwise polarized media environment. In gaining the trust of people, Wattan has shown the importance of independent media coverage in highlighting marginalized communities and groups, especially women and youth, on behalf of whom Wattan has become an advocate for social, economic and political rights.
Our team of reporters, correspondents, and experts in the West Bank and Gaza provide wide ranging reporting and programming on issues of public concern including sensitive and controversial topics such as public sector corruption, and accountability on security forces that are rarely covered by mainstream Palestinian media.