The PHRMG maintains strong ties with international human rights groups, media anddonors. Their cooperation and partnership has proved vital to PHRMG’s outreach andsupport internationally, as well as to PHRMG’s ability to maintain its high degree of independence at home. As illustrations; Amnesty International, Human Rights Watchand Reporters without Borders regularly utilize PHRMG unpublished and publishedresearch for their reports. Since 1999, PHRMG director Bassem Eid gave 220 interviewsto international media.
About Monitoring Unit
Our monitoring unit provides the monitoring and research base for PHRMG human rightsoutreach and legal activities. Field researchers located throughout the West Bank and theGaza Strip divide their responsibilities into their geographic areas. Researcher responsibilities include keeping abreast of local developments, pursuing long-termmonitoring tasks, and responding to urgent human rights situations, in order to record theeyewitness testimonies of victims, witnesses and other actors.
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About Outreach Unit
Our outreach unit works closely with the Monitoring Unit. One of the main activities of the PHRMG is the publication of a bi-monthly report; the Palestinian Human RightsMonitor. Each edition of this publication has a particular focus: from torture and unlawfuldetention to freedom of expression and the censorship of the Palestinian press, or theright to education of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem. The Monitor has now earneda reputation for the quality, accuracy and objectivity of its reports. 1'000 English copiesof the report are available for subscription in the form of a magazine, and 26'000 Arabiccopies are distributed freely throughout the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and EastJerusalem, in the hope to educate the Palestinian public and to strengthen democracy andthe role of civil society.Other Outreach activities include facilitating local and international media access tohuman rights issues in Palestine, initiating dialogue activities with institutions responsiblefor human rights violations, and implementing special projects. The PHRMG alsomaintains an extensive website - both in Arabic and in English - to grant wide access toall the publications of the Monitor, unpublished reports, and additional data and statisticscollected by the organization.
About Bassem Eid
The PHRMG derives great strength from the experience of its Executive Director,Bassem Eid. Mr. Eid worked as the senior fieldworker for the Israeli information center in the occupying territories, B'Tselem for seven years. During this time, Mr. Eid earnedinternational recognition for his documentation and publication of a wide range of humanrights issues.