Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation
|Palestinian National Authority
Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)
|هيئة الإذاعة و التلفزيون الفلسطينية|
|Agency executive||Ahmad Hazoury, General Manager|
The Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (Arabic: "هيئة الإذاعة و التلفزيون الفلسطينية") (PBC) was established on 1 July 1994 and is within the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. It has a subsidiary radio station known as the Voice Of Palestine and a satellite channel known as Palestinian Satellite Channel. Palestine TV first began broadcasting in 1996 in Gaza. The first head of the PBC was Fatah activist and Arafat loyalist Radwan Abu Ayyash, former head of the Arab Journalists' Association.
On January 19, 2002 the Israel Defense Forces used explosives to destroy the five-storey main building and transmission tower of the PBC in Ramallah claiming retaliation for the killing of six people by a Palestinian gunman linked to Fatah. The Israeli Government later singled out PBC for broadcasting material deemed to be anti-Semitic or that incited violence.
- Jamal, A (2005). Media politics and democracy in Palestine. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-84519-039-2, p. 78.
- Brynen, Rex (2000). A very political economy: peacebuilding and foreign aid in the West Bank and Gaza. US Institute of Peace Press. ISBN 978-1-929223-04-6, p. 109
- "Israel and the occupied territories". 2002 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. US Department of State.
- BBC News Online, 'Palestinians seek $10m for radio attack', 24 January 2002.
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