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U.S., Russian Air Strikes Put Israeli Actions Into Perspective

U.S., Russian Air Strikes Put Israeli Actions Into Perspective

As Russia bombs Syrian targets and the U.S. is accused of a “war crime” following an attack on an Afghan hospital, what does this say about Israeli actions?


Tripping Over the Distinction Between Journalists and Activists

You probably saw the footage of a videographer who tripped and kicked refugees fleeing a camp near the Hungarian border village of Roszke. I wouldn’t call Petra Lazlo a “journalist.” She worked for N1TV, a station founded and run by the far-right anti-immigrant (and anti-Semitic) Jobbik Party. That makes Lazlo an activist, not a journalist, no matter what media credentials


Watchdog of the Week: Hitting Back at Columnist’s “Hard Zionists” Charge

This week’s Watchdog of the Week goes to Lydia Rivlin from London who managed to get her letter published in The Independent in response to columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s ugly opinion piece that HonestReporting recently critiqued. Lydia was a former employee of the BBC before leaving in disgust at what she describes as the “sexism and

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Farewell and Good Luck, Talia

HonestReporting sadly said goodbye to our social media manager Talia Felix this week. Talia will be missed for her flair with Facebook and Twitter posts, and her initiative opening new channels for promoting HonestReporting’s media alerts, petitions, and educational materials. Talia’s departure, however, is a good opportunity to revisit HR’s social media channels, which have