Daoud Kuttab is an award-winning Palestinian journalist and media activist. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and is currently director-general of Community Media Network, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing independent media in the Arab region, as well as a columnist for Palestine Pulse at Al-Monitor, Born in Jerusalem, he began his journalism career working in the Palestinian print media (al-Fajr, al-Quds, and a-Sennara) as well as in the audiovisual field (documentary producer). He founded and presided over the Jerusalem Film Institute in the 1990s. In 1995, he helped set up the Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN), a censorship-free Arab website. He established and has headed from 1996 to 2007 the Institute of Modern Media at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. He is also a regular columnist for the Jordan Times, the Jerusalem Post, and the Daily Star in Lebanon.
With Israeli restrictions and harassment in the Old City, Islamic schools within the Haram al-Sharif compound are considering online learning to protect Palestinian students and staff.
Under the radar, Palestinian Jerusalemites are also feeling the brunt of Israel’s fury in the wake of October 7. A community at risk takes stock.
The land lease deal between the Armenian Patriarchate and the Jerusalem municipality, concluded in secrecy, is now in the courts.
As business dwindles and the municipality levies gratuitous fines for “violations,” shop owners on Salah al-Din Street pay a price for the war on Gaza.
While Israel bombs Gaza, Palestinian Jerusalemites find that travel within the city is unpredictable and risky, and their social media can be used to detain them.