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Israel is 112th in the world freedom of press index: why should we care?

On Freedom of the Press in Israel

March 31 2013

 

Every year Reporters without Borders publishes its annual World Press Freedom Index. Out of the 179 countries which were assessed, Israel was placed 112th, the lowest in its history. This is a decline of 20 places from last year, when the survey was already being derided by the government press office.

 

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Coalition Wars

The first spin after the elections has arrived: Is Netanyahu using developments on the security front for party political purposes?
28 January 2013

Just days after the elections, newspaper headlines proclaim a war footing. A Keshev investigation examined whether menacing messages are soundly based and trustworthy.

 

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"The Third Intifada exists mostly in the headlines"

Do the recent events in the West Bank really indicate deterioration in the security situation?

11 January 2013

 

Following a wave of headlines in the Israeli media, over the last few weeks a picture has taken hold that we are on the verge of a Third Intifada. However, the military experts and data from the Occupied Territories contradict this position. Who, then, stands behind the organized spin of the last few months?

 

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Israeli media in "Pillar of Defense": professional reporting or just another IDF Spokesperson?

Israeli media outlets were wrong to repeat unverified IDF statements during the military operation in Gaza
November 2012

Operation "Pillar of Defense" blurred more than ever the distinction between the IDF spokesperson and Israeli media outlets. These relied on IDF reports on social media, avoided fact-checking and criticism, and in several cases provided the Israeli public with incorrect reports. We would expect the media, especially at a time of war, to carry out its duties – which are different than the IDF's.

 

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Keshev launched new media monitoring blog

The blog, at the moment mostly available in Hebrew, provides real-time analysis of biased and misinformed media coverage in Israel

October 2012

 

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"The Naked King": Tzvi Yehezkeli and "Allah Islam"

Channel 10's flagship program was full of mistakes and distortions

27 September 2012

 

Watching the whole series strengthens the suspicions which arose following the first episode: Channel 10 and Tzvi Yehezkieli (channel 10's commentator on Arab affairs) adopted a language of manipulation that turned the entire series to careless and biased journalistic work and a mixture of distortions, serving to strengthen the ignorance and fears which fuel hate. Only one thing was missing: the facts.

 

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Be Scared!

Islam in Europe According To Channel 10

September 8 2012

 

Tzvi Yehezkieli and Channel 10 have chosen an interesting subject for their mini-series "Allah Islam". At the same time, it seems that its agenda has been determined in advance, that the program is full of carelessness, distortion, and falsification of facts.

 


 

 

The City and the Dogs

Yizhar Be'er, Keshev's executive director

30 July 2009

 

A psychedelic tour through Jerusalem's more peculiar districts

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"We all know that Israeli soldiers don't kill on purpose"

The contribution of the media discourse to unawareness
March 2009

The recent Gaza war, like the war that came before it, began with inflammatory, militant and jingoistic media coverage. Then, as now, troubling details about the conduct of the IDF were revealed only later. Here are some words on the way in which the media discourse clouds public perceptions.

 

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Coalition Wars

Is Netanyahu using developments on the security front for party political purposes?
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The media in "Pillar of Defense": professional coverage or just another IDF Spokesperson?

Israeli media outlets were wrong to repeat unverified IDF statements during the military operation in Gaza
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