New PDF release: Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media and Cultural Policy

By Amit M. Schejter

ISBN-10: 0252034589

ISBN-13: 9780252034589

ISBN-10: 0252076931

ISBN-13: 9780252076930

The results of years of severe research of Israeli media legislations, this ebook argues that the legislation governing Israeli digital media are established to restrict the bounds of public discourse. Amit M. Schejter posits the idea of a "mute democracy," one within which the media are designed to supply a platform for a few voices to be heard over others. whereas Israel's associations might be democratic, and whereas the impact of those guidelines will be restricted, this publication contends that unfastened speech in Israel is institutionally muted to make sure the ongoing domination of the Jewish majority and its most well liked interpretation of what Israel capability as a Jewish-democratic kingdom. examining a variety of felony files recorded in Israel from 1961 to 2007, Muting Israeli Democracy demonstrates in scrupulous element how legislations and coverage are used to advertise the hegemonic nationwide tradition throughout the constraints and responsibilities set on digital media.

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