Censors, transparency watchdogs spar as Israeli archive goes online

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The orderly world of archives is in tumult in Israel after an effort to enhance transparency has instead led to allegations that access to sensitive documents is being restricted. The dispute is rooted in laws requiring online publications to be submitted for military censorship, which means that as the Israel State Archive digitizes its vast trove of documents, papers dealing with national security may undergo new redaction. In the past, anyone could go to the archive, request documents and view them in its reading room.

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