March witnessed a significant escalation of media freedom violations in Palestine.


The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” documented during March 2018 a total of 46 violations against media freedoms in Gaza Strip and the West-Bank.

The Israeli Occupation Forces committed 27 violations, some of these violations were considered as life threating to journalists, noting that, a lot of journalists suffered from suffocation during the peaceful protest on Gaza borders. Whereas, 19 violations were committed by Palestinian parties.

Facebook closed the official pages of Safa news agency and its account on Instagram, besides, to other 14 accounts that belong to managers and editors of the same agency were blocked without any previous notice.