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What’s driving Israel’s media crackdown?

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Published: 1 March 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

What’s driving Israel’s media crackdown? – Greg Carlstrom – Columbia Journalism Review 18.02.16
Israel prides itself on having the freest press in the Middle East but an increasingly strident and nationalist tone in Israeli society, and a series of incidents and trends, are sending a chill through its media that seems likely to continue. ‘There’s a real sense that Israel is hunkering down,’ says one longtime wire service reporter. ‘Attitudes are changing in Europe and in America, and Israelis are blaming us for that.’

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