In this regard, the media and the journalists are required to be guided by their internal convictions, conscience, responsibility and honesty (McQuail, 2005). On the other hand, the libertarian media model refers to the kind of media which champions the lack of state intervention in the activities of journalists. Consequently, the media are only supposed to be controlled by their private owners. Authoritarian models of media are completely under the control of the governments and are often used as tools to influence public opinions. In the contemporary Israeli media system, the best media model would be libertarianism. This is particularly because much of the Media in Israel is currently privately owned (Frankel, 1994). Additionally, the contemporary Israeli media are independent and journalists are taking advantage of the democratic press freedom in the country by freely expressing themselves in a number of issues ranging from wars, political campaigns and social issues. Modern state of Israel is a country of diverse culture that is at conflict with a number of its Arab neighbors. With regard to economic development, the Israeli economy has significantly undergone transformation over the years from a centralized state controlled economy to the current liberal free market economy. Today Israel has adopted an industrial economy which is primarily based in the manufacture of electronics and other high tech equipment. Israel is a rapidly developing economy with a liberal democratic system.
For a small country that is faced with a number of social and cultural problems such as immigration, terrorism and other social issues, it is important that the media are given the necessary independence and freedom to enlighten the public on the contemporary issues. The media structure of Israel has been largely shaped by the fact that much of the media in Israel is privately own and the journalists given the full freedom to express themselves without government restrictions. Some of the most common media channels in Israel include newspapers, televisions, radio, cinema, as well as the emerging telecommunication platforms such as the internet. For a long time, the Israeli media industry has always been dominated by the use of news papers as a channel for many decades. For example, as far as the early 19th century, Hebrew newspapers have always been popular media for the Israeli religious and political groups. Today the use of newspapers is still widespread in Israel and there are currently around 20 daily newspaper publications in Israel. These newspapers are published in a number of languages, such as Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and English. Another important media channel that has been instrumental in the social and cultural changes in Israel is radio broadcasting. In the contemporary media structure of Israel, many privately owned radio stations have been licensed. Almost 90% of the Israeli population are reached by radio broadcasting in Israel. On the other hand, television has grown to become one of the most influential media channels in Israel. There are a number of privately owned television channels In Israel that specialize in educational programs, entertainment, children programs and films. Television journalists are given full freedom to express themselves to the Israeli public. The government, however, provides supervision to ensure that the media regulations are fully obeyed. Currently, Israel has adopte