I guess Reporters enjoyed greater freedom in other parts of the Free and Democratic Middle East. By their logic Egypt's rating should also drop by the same # of points. Why don't these organizations just declare their political intentions and create their own party.... may be become a separate "country" in the UN? This is all beyond funny.
Government confirms MK Ofir Akunis as Minister of Science (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranks low for freedom of press, after Gaza war media ban