Annapolis: The Coverage of the Three Palestinian Newspapers and Palestine Television of the Conference
By MIFTAH's Media Monitoring Unit
September 01, 2008


The peace conference held on 27 November 2007 in Annapolis, U.S.A., received special coverage by the three Palestinian daily newspapers: Al-Quds, Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah as well as the Palestinian Television (PBC). The coverage was comprehensive, diversified in terms of sources, and included news follow-up and analyses, in addition to the preceding preparations and political action.

This report monitors the coverage of the Conference in the three newspapers and PBC during the period 12 November-12 December 2007. The report consists of monitoring the means by which the Palestinian media addressed the statements of proponents and opponents, the positions of different parties, the nature and scale of coverage of the Conference itself and the field and political developments that accompanied and followed the Conference in news reports, cartoons, opinion columns and in monitoring the opinions of Israeli columnists.

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