Israel Brief February 14, 2013: Israel falls 20 places in World Press Freedom Index from 92 to 112

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Israel falls 20 places in World Press Freedom Index

 

Reporters Without Borders report attributes fall to IDF actions in the West Bank; cites military censorship as “structural problem.”

Man reads newspapers in Jerusalem.

Man reads newspapers in Jerusalem. Photo: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post
 
Israel fell twenty places in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index due to the “actions of the Israel Defense Forces” in the Palestinian Territories. The report comes as all eyes are focused on  the freedom of Israeli media after it was revealed that an Australian native, thus-far known as “Prisoner X,” killed himself in an Israeli jail.

The 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, released this week, ranked the Jewish state at 112nd on the global list. The fall, dropping Israel down from 92, was attributed to Israeli actions in Palestinian areas, which used to be given a separate ranking in the index under the label of “Israel extraterritorial.”…READ MORE

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