Damour Centre for Media and Communication is a non profit organization that was founded in 2010 in Ramallah City. It is located in Ramallah city, Al Masyoun neighbourhood with another branch for the centre in Kfar Kasem.
The founders of this centre are:
Ashraf Ajrami: General Manager
Damour Centre has been funded by the American Fund for Reconciliation,Tolernce & Peace.
To contribute to creating genuine and objective knowledge of the other (for the Palestinians about the Israelis, and for the Israelis about the Palestinians) which would contribute to more ability to understand and therefore reaching an agreement
The centre aims at:
- Establishing a website in Arabic and Hebrew, where the Arabic section would be specialized in Israeli issues, while the Hebrew section would be specialized in Palestinian issues.
- Establishing cooperation between different Israelis and Palestinian media outlets that are involved in peace establishment in the region, with exchange visits and participation in mutual training sessions, workshops and other events.
- Giving spaces for liberal and moderate opinions that support peace but could not get a chance to be heard or published in media outlets.
- Showing both societies in their full picture with its variety and different aspects on all political, social, cultural and intellectual levels.
Estabishing website specialized in isreali affairs (anat-media.ps)
Estabishing youth website (shabab-online.ps)
Project of Job Opportunities for Youth in Media and Research. Damour center thus offers to target 100 media students from three different universities from the north, south and center. These students are either graduates or current students, the requirement is for them to be media students or graduates.And to work with them on building their research skills, media related topics, and also network with media institutions to try also give them a real practical experience to practice their skills and apply all they learnt, and to accumulate this into an experience that would enrich their CVs and help them find jobs easily
By education youth to know the other side (the Israeli) and on the values of peace,we can contribute to Dissemination of the culture of peace.Also we help youth to have skills to be integrate in the work market.
Because it deals with the the dialogue between the different civilizations.Also to get benfit of the support of the organization