Star Columnist Calls out Palestinian Authority for Keeping Media Under its Thumb

April 30, 2013

Toronto Star columnist Vivian Bercovici today expounds on how the Palestinian Authority systematically intimidates, harasses and jails its own journalists while Israel boasts a vibrant free press unparalleled in the Middle East.

Mainstream media tendency to ignore the lack of free press in Palestinian areas only perpetuates the problem. If the Palestinian Authority wants to be perceived as credible Interlocutors, it must allow its journalists to properly scrutinize Palestinian officials, policies, and society.

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