Israel’s investigative journalists facing increasing obstacles

24.11.2011                      27.Cheschwan. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Israel's investigative journalists facing increasing obstacles

Investigative journalism is hard enough in a country as small as Israel, and an intensifying onslaught against press freedom is endangering it even further.

Conducting a journalistic investigation is like climbing a mountain studded with bear traps. When you finally reach the top, you find the glory all too short-lived. En route you pass lawsuits, embarrassed publishers, boycotts by advertisers. You lose your friends and get threatened with prison. Sometimes you die.
Thus Newsday reporter Bob Greene described the profession back in 1976, and not much has changed since then….