Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

PNA Officials Study U.S. Government Press Relations in USIA-Sponsored Project for Palestine

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

PNA Officials Study U.S. Government Press Relations in USIA-Sponsored Project for Palestine

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PNA Officials Study U.S. Government Press Relations In USIA-Sponsored Project for Palestine

Palestine National Authority officials visited four U.S. cities from April 7 to 25, including Portland, Oregon, as part of a U.S. Information Agency-sponsored project for Palestinians to study government and media relations in the United States. The World Affairs Council of Oregon's International Visitor Program hosted the group in Portland.

The PNA study group, which arrived April 7 in Washington, DC and later traveled to Des Moines, Portland and New York City, included Maher Karaki, public relations director general for the PNA Ministry of Interior; Senan Shaqdih, press office Head for the Palestinian Legislative Council; Maysoun A1-Maghatheh, deputy director of external relations and media department for the Ministry of Information; As'ad Hasan Odeh Ghazawneh, legal consultant for the Ministry of Information; Darwish Basem El Sarraj, public relations officer of the Committee for Information Service; and Saneya Faisal El Husaini, public affairs manager for the Palestinian Legislative Council. The study group also included Fahim Ibrahim Kilani, who is assistant manager of the Orient House Press Office, and State Department escort interpreters Muhammed Chahine and Tawfik Ammar.

During their week in Portland, the PNA officials met with the Washington Report and with Greg Noakes, who is a government reporter for Oregon's oldest and largest newspaper, the Oregonian (and no relation to the former Washington Report news editor of the same name). They also spoke with KPTV news director John Sears and with Tom Fuller, a reporter for the local NBC affiliate, KGW-TV, who gave an overview of government-media relations in Oregon. At the State Capitol in Salem the group met with Dave White, whose responsibilities for the State of Oregon include state communications and special programs. …

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