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BBC Part of an Al-Qaida “Propaganda Media Network?”

WikiLeaks files obtained by the Daily Telegraph indicate that someone in the BBC World Service may have been part of an Al-Qaida “propaganda media network.” A telephone number found in several...

April 26, 2011 12:54 By :

Assessing Weekend Coverage

• Two Palestinians, Amjad Awad, 19, and Hakim Awad 18, have confessed to brutally murdering the Fogel family. Haaretz reports that six other people from the Palestinian village of Awarta were arrested...

April 17, 2011 18:28 By :

Neil MacDonald, What’s the Israel Connection?

To expand on a story, journalists will sometimes tie in an extraneous item into a report. It might be a line mentioned in passing by an interviewee, or a throwaway line by the reporter himself. When done...

April 17, 2011 8:20 By :

Italian Journalist/Activist Abducted in Gaza

Sky News reports that a group of Salafists inspired by Al-Qaida just kidnapped an Italian journalist in Gaza. Their video (via Gaza Times) demands that Hamas release their “holy warriors”...

April 14, 2011 21:33 By :

Articles That Make Me Go Hmmmmm

• Israel might actually allow the Free Gaza flotilla to reach the strip. • Western journos are going batty in Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel. I wouldn’t blame Harriet Sherwood for missing the press...

April 14, 2011 9:50 By :

The NY Times Goldstones Israel, Doubles the Gaza Civilian Casualties

This is a cross-post of Lenny Ben-David‘s response to a story in today’s NY Times. Reporter Isabel Kershner replied to Ben-David, who updated his post.  Kershner’s response is included...

April 13, 2011 14:59 By :

Collateral Damage Waiting to Happen

Here’s Hamas’s own footage of Qassam rockets launched from civilian areas. Their human shield doctrine is collateral damage waiting to happen.

April 12, 2011 19:20 By :

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel...

April 12, 2011 14:54 By :

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: Quarter Final Update

Congrats to Elder of Ziyon and CiF Watch for winning their respective quarter-final rounds of the 2011 Pro-Israel Blog-Off. The quarter-finals will continue in a few weeks, after Passover. HonestReporting’s...

April 11, 2011 21:24 By :

5 Media Relations Tips For Gaddafi

I don’t normally offer unsolicited advice on media relations to Arab dictators. But the media escorts described in this NY Times dispatch (or click via Twitter) from Tripoli are so dysfunctional,...

April 11, 2011 12:25 By :