Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Media Freedom Coalition statement on the closure of Al Jazeera in Israel

Members of the Media Freedom Coalition have expressed concern over new legislation allowing the Israeli government to restrict foreign media.

Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Al Jazeera taken off air in Israel

The move to shut down Al Jazeera television operations in Israel widely criticised as a further decline in press freedom during a conflict that has already taken a devastating toll on journalism.  

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News leaders express solidarity with journalists in Gaza

News editors and chiefs from over thirty media organisations have signed an open letter calling for journalists in Gaza to be protected.

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

2024 begins as 2023 ended… With journalists under threat

With multiple conflicts and with a mass of elections, the environment for journalists in 2024 is increasingly hostile.

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists 2023

With over 30 journalists killed in the Middle East, the need to protect them and hold perpetrators to account has never been so important.

The Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters in Jersualem.

Israel: Proposed reforms increase pressure on media

Following the much-condemned judicial reforms, the Israeli government is once again turning its attention to independent media.

The Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters in Jersualem.

Israel: Kan threatened with privatisation

The new Communications Minister has said there is “no place” for public broadcasting in Israel, as he threatens Kan with privatisation.

Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Shireen Abu Aqla: there must be no impunity for perpetrators

It is critical following Shireen Abu Aqla's death that those responsible are held to account, and journalists are guaranteed greater safety.

Focus on PSM | Israel

Since last summer, Israel's public media landscape has been affected by countless debates and controversial proposals regarding the future of public service broadcasting.

Has Israel finally reached a deal over public broadcaster?

After a series of debates and amidst threats to call a national election and a general strike, the Israeli government have reached a deal for a new national broadcaster.