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Media: May 2, 2013‎

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Israel downgraded in the press freedom report from “free” in 2011 to “partly free” in 2012.

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Military and Security Forces: February 12, 2013

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Israeli troops detained Nasser Shiyoukhi, an Associated Press photographer, during West Bank unrest over the weekend, handcuffing him and forcing him to sit on the ground without food or water or access to a bathroom for roughly five hours. (AP)

(Hebrew – HaAyin HaShvi’it)

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February 12th, 2013 at 9:54 am

Media: January 31, 2013‎

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The Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index ranked Israel 112 out of 179 countries, 20 spots lower than last year, due largely to Operation Pillar of Defense in November of 2012, when the Israel Defense Forces intentionally attacked journalists and buildings where media connected to Hamas had premises.

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January 31st, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Internal Security: May 14, 2012

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The Israel Police will distribute identification tags to journalists so as to prevent cases of police violence against them.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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May 14th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Political: March ‎‏8‏‎, 2012‎

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MK Zion Finian (Likud) and others have proposed a bill that adds to the current law the measures of closing down local newspapers or limiting their ability to publish on certain topics in cases of recurring libel.

(Hebrew)

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March 8th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Military and Security Forces: February 29, 2012

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The IDF has raided Palestinian TV station Al-Watan, which broadcast from Ramallah, confiscated broadcasting equipment, computers, and mobile phones, and arrested several employees.

(Hebrew)

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February 29th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Internal Security: December 22, 2011‎

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Josh Breiner, a reporter at Walla (a large Israeli news site) witnessed the arrest of Palestinians staying illegaly in Israel. When police noticed that he was taking a video of the event, they detained him for inquiry.

(Hebrew)

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Internal Security: November ‎‏19‏‎,2011‎

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Israel Police and the Communications Ministry cut off the broadcasts of the Kol Hashalom (Voice of Peace) radio station, claiming that they are pirate broadcasts, even though the station broadcasts from Ramallah and has a valid license from the Palestinian Authority.

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November 19th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Political: November 7, 2011

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Sources within Channel 10 claim they received messages from people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stating that the channel would receive financial relief enabling it to continue operating if [political commentator] Raviv Drucker were to be fired.

(Hebrew)

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November 7th, 2011 at 9:31 pm