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"The JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers seeking to disseminate information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.
It was the first Palestinian organization to conduct regular opinion polls of Palestinian political attitudes, and these surveys have served as a critical benchmark on the health of the peace process for nearly two decades.
For years, the JMCC produced the only Palestinian weekly in English, the Palestine Report, whose archives are still used by researchers today. Foreign correspondents were aided by the JMCC’s media assistance service, which provided contacts and translation.
Today, the JMCC partners to publish the acclaimed bitterlemons publications, a critical resource for journalists and policymakers the world over. Other publications in Arabic and English seek to address contemporary issues, including monitoring the performance of the Palestinian government.
A non-profit organization, the JMCC was registered on September 5, 1998 as a research centre in accordance with the Palestinian Publications Law of 1995. It is governed by a board."
"About JMCC," www.jmcc.org, Feb. 25, 2009
"The Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre (JMCC) seeks to empower both Palestinians and internationals by disseminating information on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Palestinian politics.
It implements this vision through media activities, including the JMCC.org website, a daily Arabic news translation, regular polls and a peace index, market research, and publications on issues of research interest, public concern and good governance.
The JMCC also sponsors well-attended moderated public debates and workshops on key issues, using these forums as a springboard for defining important ideas and related attitudes before disseminating them to the public by other means."