News Brief 7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771
Law: No Pictures of Sex Crime Victims
The Knesset passed a law Tuesday forbidding media from taking pictures of complainants in sex crime cases. The law was put forth by MK Tzipi Hotovely, head of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women. It will apply to both men and women who file charges of rape or sexual harassment.
Media outlets are already prohibited to publish the names of sex crime victims, or to identify them in other ways, except with their permission. However, some media outlets have published pictures of sex crime complainants with their faces blurred.