Tuning out: World media's half-hearted coverage of Israel's elections
'Bibi wins, the end, right?' one news editor told me. Half the number of foreign reporters are covering this election as compared to those of 2009: there is little appetite for the election's dismal story of stagnation and depression.
Israel boasts the highest number of foreign reporters per capita of any country in the world. Even in a period when international coverage is being cut to the bone, major media networks maintain Israel bureaus and the job of a Jerusalem correspondent is a coveted one. But as Israel enters the last week of its election campaign and the population prepares to go to the polls on January 22, global interest in the...
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