Israel Drops in Freedom of Press Index Due to pro-Netanyahu, Adelson-owned Paper

Freedom House lowers Israel's ranking to partially free, citing 'growing impact of Israel Hayom, whose owner-subsidized business model endangered stability of other media outlets,' as well as undisclosed sponsored content.

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Israel has received its lowest rating ever on Freedom House's annual Freedom of the Press report, with its ranking dropping from "Free" to only "Partly Free," due to the increasingly prominent role of the...