Israel plans to criminalise media for monitoring military action in public

Monitoring military and police behaviour in the public space is now considered as having "a clear anti-Israel agenda". The aim is to "silence criticism of the army and in particular to prevent human rights organisations from documenting the Israeli army's actions in the (occupied) territories." As Roy Greenslade of the Guardian newspaper argues... "There is no democracy without press freedom and no press freedom without democracy."

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Army action in democracies must be accountable - otherwise they are not democracies