How Israel has chaged - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • BrianR
    • 28.06.11 | 11:54 (IDT)

    40 years ago, when I lived in Israel; yes, everything had to go through the military censor, but this was only for security (pictures of equipment, army bases etc. There was very little interference with a free press. And in the pre-internet days that was when, in any case, it was very easy to control the media. As Israel gradually moves towards 'the only non-democracy in the Middle East', we need to examine carefully exactly what is happening vis-a-vis the media and the Israeli government. The assumption that the foreign media is 'all against us, and will tell lies,' is very, very dangerous; especially if Israel is to remain a democracy. As a (retired) cameraman, and as a supporter if Israel, I find it very, very frightening.

    from the article: Netanyahu rescinds decision to sanction journalists on board Gaza flotilla
    First published 02:28 28.06.11 | Last updated 02:28 28.06.11
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