Felestin is a newspaper in the Palestinian territories that was founded in 2006. It is based in Gaza and is by some local estimates the most read print news outlet in Gaza Strip.

Media assets

Publishing: Felestin

State Media Matrix Typology: Captured Private (CaPr)

Ownership and governance

Felestin is owned by Al Wasat Media and Publishing Company, a company founded by a group of local entrepreneurs.

Source of funding and budget

There is no official information about the sources of funding Felestin, but according to local journalists, the newspaper is fully financed by the Hamas government of Gaza.

Editorial independence

Felestin is known as a publication promoting the pro-Hamas government of Gaza. No domestic statute and no body or mechanism to independently validate the editorial independence of the Felestin newspaper have been identified.

August 2023