This Law and Rights Unit's goal is to protect the rights of Arab-Palestinian media in Israel through policy democratization and the promotion of a free press. Governmental media bodies, particularly the First and Second Public Broadcasting Authorities and the Israeli Press Council, are a primary focus. As part of the project we send petitions and demands to governmental organizations. We also inspect the representation of Arab society and its media outlets in Israel’s legal system by monitoring harassment of Arab journalists and Arab media organizations. We also critique governmental or semi-governmental bodies’ media policies. In addition, the unit advocates media rights vis-a'-vis Israel’s highest governing body, the Knesset, and formulates initiatives and bill proposals to protect the rights — both on the individual and collective levels — of the PCI. The Lobby for Media Rights, which was established in 2012 for the same purpose, includes several Knesset members. 4.b Freedom of Journalistic Practices and Journalists’ Rights Freedom of journalistic practice is also advocated for by the Law and Rights Unit. Since its inception, I’lam has aspired to promote Palestinian journalists in Israel and to advocate for them so that they can work free from the shackles of unjust constraints. The center focuses on freedom of speech and the public’s right to know, treating these two basic human rights as paramount. With this in mind, we monitor infringements on journalists’ rights, and through this advocacy unit, set out to minimize the impacts of these infringements. The goals of monitoring are: protecting journalists’ professional rights and nurturing a healthy environment for journalism that allows criticism of institutions.