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Israel-Tagged Content The Guardian Could’ve Done Without

A web site called British Views of the World published this map showing which countries got the most international coverage in The Guardian. Get a good look at Israel: Benjamin Hennig, who created the...

January 3, 2011 11:08 By :

Clicking the ‘Like’ Button: More Powerful Than Voting

HonestReporting's social media editor, Alex Margolin, contributes occasional posts on social media issues. He oversees HonestReporting on Facebook. The New York Times recently reported that film...

January 2, 2011 9:02 By :

Journo Speaks Out: No Free Speech in PA

I'm impressed that a newspaper outside of Israel has picked up on the story George Canavati. PA security forces incarcerated the Radio Bethlehem journalist for five days, because he dared to report...

December 30, 2010 12:14 By :

Reuters Distributing Press Releases in Editorial Feed

For as long as newspapers have accepted money to publish advertisements, there tension between the employees responsible for content (editors and the newsroom staff) and the staffers with bottom line...

December 29, 2010 14:47 By :

NGO Implicates Hamas In Organ Trafficking

An NGO called EveryOne issued a statement denouncing abuses against Eritrean refugees in the Sinai. EveryOne implicates Hamas operatives in kidnapping, organ harvesting, torture, rape and running a concentration...

December 29, 2010 8:43 By :

Copy Editors Asleep At the Wheel

UPDATE December 29: Voice of America corrected the mistake. See VOA blogger Jessica Stahl's comment on this post. * * * Ali Akbar Siadat, an Iranian political prisoner, was hanged in Tehran's...

December 28, 2010 22:43 By :

Wikileaks: Syria Orchestrated Mohammed Cartoons Riots

Arab rage over the 2006 Mohammed cartoons wasn't so spontaneous after all. This just in from Haaretz: A US diplomatic cable published by Aftenposten said the Syrian premier had, "several days...

December 28, 2010 15:56 By :

The Holocaust’s Boomerang Effect On Public Diplomacy

I was never comfortable with the way Israel has over-emphasized the connection between the Holocaust and the founding of the state. Benny Levy's compelling commentary in YNet News strikes a chord...

December 28, 2010 12:16 By :

Post-Christmas Morning In Silwan

After seeing this AFP/Getty photo (via IsraellyCool), my first impression was that the photographer in the foreground was likely to get hit by a recoiling slingshot strap. Such is post-Christmas in...

December 27, 2010 12:08 By :

Knesset Saves Foreign Journos From the Tax Man

The Knesset's allowing foreign journalists to keep their tax breaks. According to the The Jerusalem Post, Treasury proposals were defeated primarily by Knesset ministers from an impressive spectrum...

December 26, 2010 10:22 By :