Al Bireh site
Al-Quds University’s Institute of Modern Media, which is located both in al-Bireh/Ramallah and in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, has the mission of inspiring professionalism, improving communication skills and promoting well-being throughout Palestine and beyond. We are a dynamic and thriving institution and we take pride in combining the professional with the academic. We educate 440 undergraduate media students through our BA program where they gain both practical and theoretical experience. We bring daily issues of life in occupied Jerusalem into homes around the world via radio, print and video reports from our multi-media community news agency honaalquds.net. Our educational television station (AQTV) is the only politically independent TV station in Palestine. It works closely with civil society as well as under the umbrella of Al-Quds University to produce a wide variety of programs. It is dedicated to strengthening the educational, cultural and environmental well-being of all Palestinians, including the most neglected by putting special emphasis on children, youth, women and those with disabilities. The IMM has partnerships with a number of international institutes and universities. We are striving to impove the lives of all Palestinians through media.
The Institute of Modern Media was founded in 1996. It is both the media arm of Al-Quds University, where it combines the professional with the academic, and an important part of the Palestinian community and media presence. IMM has bases in Ramallah/al-Bireh as well as in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Bachelor of Arts In Media Studies (Al-Quds University at IMM)
440 Al-Quds undergraduates study at IMM. They choose their point of focus from amongst four options: television, radio, print journalism and film. Their education is an empowering combination of the practical, theoretical and academic.
Al-Quds Educational Television (AQTV)
AQTV is the only politically independent TV station in Palestine. It is a non-profit local station committed to supporting education, civil society and Palestinian identity. It seeks to support and advance the well being of all Palestinians including those most often neglected: children, youth, women and the disabled by developing innovative programming to support these groups. AQTV also broadcasts cultural and educational events from Al-Quds University. It cooperates with other television stations, local, national and international, and is a member of the Josour affiliates network. AQTV can be viewed 24 hours a day on UHF39 and online. AQTV also maintains its own YouTube Channel.
HonaAlQuds Multi-Media Community New Agency - Online Radio, Print and Video
Honaalquds reports from occupied Jerusalem and documents daily life there by means of video, print and radio. This is the only news organization broadcasting from East Jerusalem and focusing on the daily life of the Palestinian community there. Honaalquds is a multi-media community news agency comprised of a radio station, online print journalism and a partnership with AQTV.
IMM’s Physical and Personnel Resources
More than fifty full or part time staff and faculty members teach both the theory and practice of media at IMM. There is a video conference facility for virtual multi-national tuition and conferences, a small cinema for film festivals, classes and local school activities, a state-of-the-art multi media lab for both production and instruction in addition to the main television studio, specialized sound studios and the broadcast room. IMM enjoys collaborative relationships with the Ministry of Education, The Palestinian Broadcasting Network and the Jousour Network.
Al-Quds University (of which IMM is the media arm)
Al-Quds University is a Palestinian University with campuses in Jerusalem, Abu Dis, Tubas and Al-Bireh/Ramallah. Founded in 1984, it educates approximately 13,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students each year. Al-Quds (“Jerusalem”) University is the only Arab university in Jerusalem. It is of enormous importance in the shaping of the Palestinian society of the the future.