Noting the dearth of news coming out of Egypt, a result of the shutting down of media by the Egyptian army, The Hamilton Spectator’s Editor-in-Chief notes that Israel is the freest media in the Middle East. Indeed, as Paul Berton remarks:
“Whatever criticisms you may (or may not) have of Israel, it is one of the few truly democratic countries in the Middle East with a free press that regularly criticizes its own government. That, not surprisingly, may be why there is so much news available that is critical of Israel. And why there is not much information at all about places like Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where various abuses and human rights violations are far more common.”
To read Berton’s full commentary please click here.