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last updated Feb. 4, 2010
published Jan. 8, 1998
Poll No. 29 Part II, August 1998 - On Palestinians and Media
Read more:  media, newspapers, news, press freedom, Palestinian Authority, civil society, public opinion
Summary: Introduction

• Less than one third of Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza read a newspaper daily.

• "Al-Quds" is the most popular newspaper, 68% in West Bank and 48% in Gaza Strip.

• One-third of readers and non-readers are unsatisfied with status of press freedoms in Palestinian areas.

• 56% believe some topics should not published so that Israel cannot exploit them.

• Over one-third of Palestinian households have satellite dishes, 34%.

• Qatar-based Al-Jazira TV station is the most popular among Palestinians.

• Palestine TV is the most popular in Gaza, 65% while Jordan TV is the most popular in West Bank, 42%.

• Jordan TV is the most-trusted source of news in West Bank, 30% while Palestine TV is the most-trusted source of news in Gaza, 37%.

• Overall, the most popular station is Israel Radio's Arabic Service, 29%.

• Voice of Palestine is the most-trusted source of news, 21%, in West Bank while Israel Radio's Arabic Service is the most-trusted source of news in Gaza, 34%.
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