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December 23 Links

> Hamas’s Charmless PR OffensiveThe Boston Globe sees right through a Hamas PR campaign first described by AP > Iran Recruiting Nuclear Scientists For Weapons ProgramFormer diplomat admits he personally...

December 23, 2010 11:46 By :

What Palestinian Public and Pundits Tell the Press

The LA Times picks up on a poll which finds that most Palestinians don't feel free to publicly criticize the Fatah and Hamas authorities they live under. According to the study, by the Palestinian...

December 21, 2010 9:52 By :

MSM Still Using Casualty Figures Hamas Conceded Were Wrong

AFP picks up on the latest IDF air strike on a Gaza rocket squad. This background snippet is woefully off: The strike was one of the most deadly since Israel's 22-day war against Gaza's Hamas rulers,...

December 20, 2010 11:15 By :

Palestinian Media Watch Still Gamed By YouTube

Dr Andre Oboler (http://www.oboler.com) is the Director of the Community Internet Engagement Project at the Zionist Federation of Australia. He is global expert in social media and internet based antisemitism....

December 20, 2010 9:44 By :

The Demise of Delicious and the Consolidation of Social Media

HonestReporting's social media editor, Alex Margolin, contributes occasional posts on social media issues. He oversees HonestReporting on Facebook. When social media sites began to gain traction...

December 20, 2010 8:50 By :

Yule Drool

Going to a fence protest dressed up as Santa is guaranteed to get you photographed. Now what would it take for a picture of St. Nick protesting PA corruption or Hamas authoritarianism to hit the wires? A...

December 19, 2010 10:32 By :

Has Social Media Become Part of the Media Establishment?

HonestReporting's social media editor, Alex Margolin, contributes occasional posts on social media issues. He oversees HonestReporting on Facebook. At the end of 2009, many media prognosticators...

December 19, 2010 8:28 By :

HonestReporting on Rusty Mike Radio

I'm listening to Simon Plosker on Rusty Mike Radio. They're discussing various Israel issues, as well as HonestReporting's conference. Be sure to download the podcast and listen.

December 16, 2010 11:27 By :

Israeli Treasury Hits Journos In Their Pockets

I wasn't aware of this, but foreign reporters in Israel get a tax-exemption for their first three years in the country. Treasury officials are likely to change that. Dominic Waghorn of Sky News makes...

December 16, 2010 11:22 By :

Time’s Fond Farewell For Fadlallah

It’s that time of the year when magazines wish a “fond farewell” to the VIPs and celebrities who died in 2010. Mine are primarily for Leslie Nielsen, Gary Coleman and George Steinbrenner. But...

December 15, 2010 17:21 By :