Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre

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Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre (JMCC)
Founded 1988
Type Non-profit

The Jerusalem Media & Communication Centre (JMCC) is a Palestinian non-governmental organization based in East Jerusalem, which provides information about events in Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem to journalists, researchers and international agencies.[1][2]

History & Funding[edit]

The JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian researchers and Journalists. It has offices in Gaza and Jerusalem which carry out a range of activities including providing translations and background documents, field work, as well as conducting survey research and opinion polls.[2][3] The centre is co-publisher of the Palestinian-Israeli internet-based political magazine bitterlemons.[4]

The JMCC was the first Palestinian organization to conduct regular opinion polls of Palestinian political attitudes. Since 1993[5] these polls gauging Palestinian opinion on such issues as democracy, the peace process, political leadership and factions have become an important benchmark on the state of the peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.[6][7]

According to Joel Beinin, the JMCC established its reputation during the first Intifada by enabling foreign journalists and visitors "to see beyond the official Israeli version of events", through the use of its services. He has also praised the organisation's published research into obstacles to economic development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.[8]


  1. ^ The Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre, About JMCC
  2. ^ a b Fox, Elizabeth. "Assessment of Behavior Change Communication Capacity in the West Bank and Gaza" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Jallov, Birgitte. "Journalism as a Tool for the Formation of a Free, Informed and Participatory Democratic Development" (PDF). Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "About bitterlemons". Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  5. ^ Khalidi, Rashid (2007). The Iron Cage - The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood. Oneworld Publications. p. 256. ISBN 9781851685325. 
  6. ^ "News Agencies". Mission of Palestine in Denmark. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Guide to worldwide institutions measuring public opinion" (PDF). Egypt Information Portal ( Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Beinin, Joel (Jul–Aug 1993). "Rethinking Palestinian Politics". Middle East Report. No. 183 (Political Islam): 41–42. doi:10.2307/3012578. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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