Covering The Media

Israel is in a state of emergency. Every year since its creation its parliament has re-approved the Emergency Regulations Bill, allowing for certain democratic processes to be bypassed, chief among them is freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. According to Israeli law, in order to be registered as a media source a company must agree to allow the military censor to review all materials before publication. In the process, most contentious issues get silenced under the state's regular issuance of gag orders. However, according to many journalists in Israel, the main problem of the press is not official silencing, but self-censorship. The resulting media landscape has laid a fertile ground for bloggers (such as The Leftern Wall, Idan Landau, and Yossi Gurvitz), alternative publications, and media criticism sites.  Chief among them, is the photgraphers' collective ActiveStills.
 
Israeli Press Continues to Coordinate with Military 

 

TRNN Middle East correspondents Yousef al-Helou and Lia Tarachansky discuss the ongoing Israeli military operation against Gaza, now dubbed "Operation Protective Edge"  -   July 9, 2014

Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks 

 

TRNN Middle East Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says Palestinian anger towards the Palestinian Authority has reached unprecedented levels, and that the Israeli government is now trying to instigate a third intifada in order to legitimize military actions in the West Bank and Gaza  -   October 3, 14

Where are the Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Media? 

 

While Palestinian citizens make up 20% of Israel's population they are only covered 2% on prime time news. Part of the reason why lies in who reports the news.  -   March 2, 2014

Self-Censorship Biggest Failure of Israeli Media 

 

Israel ranks 112 of 179 countries on Reporters Without Borders' list because of official censors but Israeli journalists say self-censorship main reason  -   December 13, 2013

 

 

Israel vs Iran: An Israeli Media Report 

 

 

Israeli media spike coverage of potential attack on Iran "in the coming 12 weeks"  -   August 12, 2012

 

 

 

 

Israel's Media Joins the War 

 

Israel's media rallies support for war as politicians jump on bandwagon for attack ahead of elections.  -   November 20, 12

Israel Divided Over Plan to Attack Iran 

 

Lia Tarachansky reports that a split has developed between Israeli security establishment and Netanyahu  -   November 30, 2011

 

 

Gaza Flotilla: The Media Battle in Israel 

 

 

Israeli press reports Gaza Flotilla will be carrying "lethal acid" with "the intention of killing as many IDF soldiers as possible"  -   July 3, 2011

 

 

On Reporting from Palestine and Israel, Pt.2 

 

Lia Tarachansky about how she went from growing up in an Israeli settlement to reporting on the Middle East for TRNN  -   April 7, 2011

 

 

On Reporting from Palestine and Israel

 

Lia Tarachansky about how she went from growing up in an Israeli settlement to reporting on the Middle East for TRNN  -   April 6, 2011

Israel's PR War

 

Escalating criticism of Israel led its security establishment to declare a PR war on "delegitimization"  -  Jun 4, 2010.

How Israel planned the Flotilla attack

 

As the MV Rachel Corrie ship is dragged to Israel, TRNN investigates Israel's plan for Flotilla attack -  Jun 4, 2010.