Local Call (Sikha Mekomit in Hebrew) is a Hebrew-language news site advancing citizen journalism and an independent media. Our journalists highlight the political, economic and social developments in the region and amplify the stories of community organizers, human rights defenders and activists who are working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all.
Co-founded with 972 Advancement of Citizen Journalism and Active Stills in 2014, Local Call offers unique coverage, fresh analysis and hard-hitting investigative reporting on pressing human and civil rights issues facing diverse communities in the region.
Since we launched in 2014, we've reached 2.7 million unique readers and published over 5000 articles, demonstrating demand for analysis by and about those directly impacted by the occupation, and shining a spotlight on policies and practices that entrench inequality and ethnic privilege.
People are paying attention: our stories have driven coverage in every major Israeli outlet and investigative pieces we've scooped get picked up by major international outlets. Top journalists are calling Local Call the most important outlet in Israel, and everyone from grassroots activists and human rights defenders to politicians, diplomats and generals are paying attention.
Local Call is my favorite competition.Amira HassJournalist, Haaretz
Local Call is one of the only news outlets that holds space for female and feminist voices resisting the occupationReem Amer Coalition of Women for Peace
Local Call is one of the most important outlets in Israel.Yaron LondonJournalist and host of the popular news talk show, London, on Channel 10
There is nothing like Local Call in the Israeli media – from its perspective to its outcome. This is independent journalism. I read Local Call every day.Rino TzrorCritically Acclaimed Journalist and Celebrated Filmmaker
Local Call is in fact my homepage. This is what I read with my morning coffee.Khaled JabareenJaffa Activist
Local Call is an important outlet that covers all of our activities, follows our arrests and recognizes us as human rights defenders.Abdallah Abu RahmahBil’in activist