Daoud Kuttab


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.

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Feature Story Islamic Schools around al-Aqsa Mosque Face Tough Choices amid Israel’s War on Gaza

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.

Roundtable One Month On—Palestinian Jerusalemites Reflect on the War’s Impact on Their Community

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.

Blog Post The East Jerusalem Tourism Industry, a Casualty of Israel’s War on Gaza

Israel’s war on Gaza whips East Jerusalem’s tourism industry just as it recovers from the pandemic.

Feature Story Armenians Launch Legal Battle to Cancel Controversial Cows’ Garden Land Deal

The land lease deal between the Armenian Patriarchate and the Jerusalem municipality, concluded in secrecy, is now in the courts.

Blog Post Shops on Salah-al Din Street, a Main Commercial Hub of Palestinian East Jerusalem, Are Reeling from Loss of Business since October 7

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.

Blog Post In East Jerusalem These Days, Moving around While Palestinian Is Perilous

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.

Blog Post Palestinian Jerusalemites Caught between the Hammer and the Anvil

Closures, violence, and economic hardships are among the stresses facing Palestinians in Jerusalem during the war.

Blog Post Jerusalem: A Ghost City on Edge

In the wake of the Hamas invasion of Israel on October 7, Jerusalem’s Palestinians are laying low, tensely anticipating what’s coming next.