Shomrim Conference for Investigative Journalism 2021
Shomrim is proud to present two awards in the framework of “Local Testimony,” the annual photojournalism exhibition, with Oded Balilty winning Shomrim’s Democracy award for his image. Sharina Rosner and Itay Raziel taking home Shomrim’s Award in the field of video.
About five percent of prison inmates in Israel are innocent but the system avoids examining its own mistakes.
Israel’s justice system thrives on admissions of guilt and often uses subterfuge to get suspects to confess.
How 20 years of terror and neglect have left the emotional resilience of children and parents at breaking point.
From the Yom Kippur war to Gaza and Lebanon wars, Post-traumatic stress can spread through the families of victims.
Social networks have been at the mercy of a global industry of lies for years, with fake profiles serving as so-called super-spreaders for special-interest groups and authoritarian regimes. An Israeli activist collective is trying to clean things up
Ze’ela Kotler Hadari
A special Shomrim and Calcalist report: Unsupervised free-loan funds have been operating for decades among Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community. Under threat from the coronavirus pandemic, the entire pyramid could come crashing down
A special project brings you the sounds and voices from the Black protest movement that has already started to bubble over into the Israeli art and culture scenes. Ten monologues.
The state attorney’s Cyber Unit “asks” internet companies to remove allegedly problematic content – requests that are overwhelmingly granted. But there’s no documentation and no supervision. No one knows what’s being censored.
A Shomrim investigative story |
Ministerial interference, foot-dragging over the appointment of a permanent police chief, loss of legitimacy in the eyes of the public: These are some of the problems which have led senior officers to warn that the force is facing the severest crisis in its history
End-of-life decisions have never been easy, but the pandemic has changed everything in terms of patients’ ability to decide about their final moments. Isolated from their families, many are forced to make decisions on issues they had never contemplated
Thousands of Israeli Arab students choose to study in the Palestinian Authority - despite the sky-high tuition fees, cultural tensions and even racism toward students from inside Israel
Shahar Smooha and Baker Zoabi
In a special project for Shomrim, photographer Bea Bar Kallos went into the COVID-19 units at various hospital and documented, from the inside, the fight against the pandemic that changed the world.
Photographer Jonathan Bloom went out into the field to document just some of the eyesores that remind us that profits for the few means losses for the rest of us. Special Project
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