The country has stringent defamation laws, stemming from the Penal Code. A number of arrests have taken place on social media users, for posts critical of officials and religious figures.
Internet penetration is currently 73% and mobile penetration is 88%. There have been efforts to improve infrastructure, including schemes to improve the disparity between urban and rural areas.
Recommendations Received, Cycle 2
Take concrete steps to assure freedom of expression and to guarantee the protection of peaceful protesters
Recommending State: Israel