Israel has no written constitution and there is no specific provision about freedom of expression in the Basic Laws governing the formation and the role of the State. The Supreme Court has, though, affirmed that freedom of expression is a fundamental component of human dignity.
Media in Israel are free if compared to other countries in the area, and Freedom House defines the press status in the country as “free”. Still media must confront the intricate issue of the conflict and sometimes journalists face restrictions. According to the international organization Reporters without Borders, the Israeli Army has been responsible for media freedom limitations particularly in the Palestinian Territories.
Newspapers are widespread in Israel, with a rich landscape including 20 titles in different languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, English, German, Yiddish. Radio also is very popular but the most influential media is Television. The main channel is Channel1 of the public service television, the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Newspapers in Israel