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 Israeli Police Return to Cows’ Garden, Inflict Damage on Behalf of Xana Gardens

The Armenian community’s concerns escalate over repeated police interference on the ground without legal authorization.

Feature Story Islamic Authorities and Community Prepare Warily for Ramadan

As Ramadan approaches, the Waqf Council announces its plans, and Israel sets up new surveillance cameras in holy spaces.

Feature Story After Months of War, Jerusalem’s Municipal Elections Leave Palestinian Residents Indifferent

When Jerusalem goes to the polls this week, Palestinians will likely stay home.

Blog Post Palestinian Cultural Organizations in East Jerusalem Face Hardships and Uncertain Future

A hoped-for post-pandemic revival slammed into a wall on October 7, 2024

Feature Story Controversial Cable Car Project Sparks Outcry as City Orders Land Expropriation from Silwan Residents

The city notifies Silwan residents of its planned confiscation of private lands as cable car project gets underway.

Roundtable Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem Face Somber Christmas Season in Gaza’s Long, Dark Shadow

What is the outlook for Christians in the Holy Land at Christmastime 2023? Five leading Palestinian Christians gather to assess their current realities.

Blog Post For Palestinian Jerusalemites Living beyond the Wall, Driving Anywhere Is an Obstacle Course These Days

For Palestinian Jerusalemites who live outside the Separation Wall and want to go to downtown Jerusalem or Bethlehem, a labyrinthine maze awaits.

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.