Established in 1995, Al-Hayat al-Jadida (meaning “The New Life” in Arabic) is the official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority.

Media assets

Publishing: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

State Media Matrix Typology: State-Controlled (SC)

Ownership and governance

The management of Al-Hayat al-Jadida is appointed by the Palestinian Authority, according to local journalists and experts.

Source of funding and budget

There is no official information about the funding of Al-Hayat al-Jadida; local journalists say that it is fully financed by the Palestinian Authority.

Editorial independence

Al-Hayat al-Jadida is known as a staunch promoter of the interests of the Palestinain Authority, its coverage being often criticized for being aggressive and inciting to violence.

No domestic statute and no body or mechanism to independently validate the editorial independence of Al-Hayat al-Jadida newspaper have been identified.

August 2023