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Netanyahu ends election crisis, extends political control over media

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Tel Aviv protest 01.04.17 (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Published: 1 April 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The sword of Netanyahu still looms, as he emerges victorious from coalition crisis – Raoul Wootliff – The Times of Israel 31.03.17
Netanyahu’s game of chicken worked. He beat his rivals in the battle over the state broadcaster, and caused ‘chaos’ in Israel’s media landscape.

Hundreds rally against deal to curb new public broadcaster – The Times of Israel 01.04.17
Demonstrators accuse Netanyahu of seeking to control the free media; corporation chief: We’ve become Turkey, democracy has been trampled.

Netanyahu, Kahlon reach coalition-saving deal on broadcasting – Shay Niv – Globes 30.03.17
A separate news and current affairs company will be set up within the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, and will hire personnel from the old Israel Broadcasting Authority. Israel Journalists Association joins protest campaign against ‘the corrupt attempts by the government to take over the free press in Israel, especially public broadcasting, while wasting hundreds of millions of shekels of public money and abusing more than a thousand employees of the Israel Broadcasting Corporation and the Israel Broadcasting Authority’.


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