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A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi

Israel ranks 88th in World Press Freedom index, U.S. ranked as 48th

The data shows that journalists worldwide are seeing increased fear and violence in their line of work as the media freedom continues to decline.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a Likud Hannukah candle lighting, December 2, 2018

Netanyahu: Stop attacking journalists

Netanyahu’s invective against the media started long ago. Some have compared Netanyahu to US President Donald Trump, who has called journalists “enemies of the people.”

Then-US delegate to the United Nations General Assembly Eleanor Roosevelt holds the UN Universal Dec

Freedom of the press and good taste

“What do you mean I’m an antisemite? My wife is Jewish!”

Mortally wounded Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja, 31, is evacuated during clashes with Israeli

Nat'l Journalists Assoc. demands inquiry into death of Gaza photographer

Yasser Murtaja, 31, was killed while covering Friday's protests in Gaza.

Media screens from Israeli media show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Media Comment: Netanyahu and the press

It is this one-sidedness and lack of truth that is helping Netanyahu. Israel, though, is losing.

By YISRAEL MEDAD , ELI POLLAK
14/03/2018

Communications Minister stops Israeli right-wing channel’s shutdown

Will Communications Minister Ayoub Kara not just successfully prevent Channel 20 from shutting down, but also change policies to allow the right-wing channel to broadcast news?

Ayoub Kara

Rivlin, ministers outraged as Israeli right-wing station may be shut down

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara vows channel will stay on the air.

AN EMPLOYEE working inside the office of Qatar-based Al- Jazeera network in Jerusalem

Israeli Communications Minister: I will shut down Al-Jazeera, period

"If they want to open their mouths, they can do it at the dentist," said Communications Minister Ayoub Kara to The Jerusalem Post about Qatari-funded international news channel Al Jazeera.

Netanyahu enters security cabinet meeting, August 2017

Does the politicization of Israeli journalism pose a threat to democracy?

"30, 50, 70 percent of the advertising pages" in Israel Hayom are government-bought, according to Yediot Aharonot publisher Amnon Mozes.

By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
06/09/2017
The logo of Al Jazeera Media Network is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 201

Israel weighs reversing decision to pull Al Jazeera reporter's credentials

Karam had been threatened with having his credentials lifted due to an interview he gave to the Muslim Brotherhood television station in May.

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