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Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 21

Summary and Analysis In its coverage in advance of the talks, VOP underlined comments from PA President Yasser Arafat that the PA would rely on...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 20-21

Summary and Analysis The Palestinian Authority formally said goodbye to the Clinton proposals, thanking him for his efforts, while setting its sights on achieving a...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 19

Summary The mosque sermon of Friday noon broadcast on VOP concentrated on an Islamic justification for the execution of "traitors" and "agents," while comparing Israel...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 18th

Summary and Analysis VOP led its headlines with the daylight murder yesterday of Hisham Maki in Gaza, but Maki was not characterized today as a...

Dateline Jerusalem: Journalists Under Palestinian Pressure?

The Palestinian Authority has a thing about journalists. The independent Committee for the Protection of Journalists which monitors abuses against the press and promotes...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 16th

Summary and Analysis The Palestinian Authority reacted in a very cautious but optimistic way to last night's meetings and continued contacts with Israel: The head...

Understanding Arafat as a Media Strategist

There are many ways to describe Yasser Arafat, but whether one tends to call him a "politician," "statesman" or "terrorist," any fair estimation of...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 14th

Summary and Analysis In its Sunday morning broadcasts, the VOP news coverage was fairly evenly divided between three subjects: Continuing talks on final status issues, despite...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 13th

Summary and Analysis Throughout Saturday, the Voice of Palestine gave great prominence to the executions of two men convicted of "cooperation" with Israel, as well...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: January 12th

Summary and Analysis Beginning with its Thursday night coverage, VOP took a very tepid view of the relaxation of Israeli closures and other measures...