portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting global

imperialism & war | media criticism

Israeli Military Censor Issues Censorship Order to all Media in Israel/Palestine

This is a document that was issued to all media in Israel/Palestine, issued by the Military Censor's office and distributed through the Government Press Office (the office with which all foreign and national media are expected to register before reporting on the Palestine/Israel conflict).
Date: 16.7.06

Censorship Policy Regarding Fighting in the North

1.As of now, over 1,200 rockets have been fired at Israel; it is expected that this will continue.
2.Therefore, following are the Military Censor's relevant guidelines:

a.The Military Censor will not approve reports regarding visits of Israeli Government and IDF officials in the north of Israel until the visits are over due to the clear connection between officials' visits and missile attacks on the area in question.
b.The Military Censor will not approve reports on missile hits at IDF bases and/or strategic facilities.
c.The Military Censor will not approve reports on missiles that fall in the Mediterranean Sea.
d.The Military Censor will not approve reports on time periods when citizens are permitted to leave their shelters. Warnings of such times are utilized by the enemy for timing attacks.
e.Reporting on locations in which there are public defense and organizational difficulties should be avoided as much as possible.

3.Real-time reporting on the exact location of rocket hits must be strictly avoided!


Col. Sima Vaknin-Gil
Chief Military Censor
How Many 20.Jul.2006 17:26


Can they report how many innocent Palestinians/Lebanese are slaughtered by the idf?

Israel suspends its membership in the International Federation of Journalists 21.Jul.2006 18:42


Israel suspends its membership in the International Federation of Journalists
Date: 21 / 07 / 2006 Time: 20:47
تكبير الخط تصغير الخط
Ma'an- The General-Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, Aidan White, announced that the federation condemned Israel after Israeli soldiers shot at the Al-Jazeera staff in Nablus, injuring a technician. As a result, the Israelis suspended their membership in the federation.

He added that the federation contacted the Israeli Defense Minister and Commander in Chief demanding explanations for the Israeli offensive on Lebanese Al-Manar satellite station and called for punishment of the soldiers who were responsible.