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BBC: Something to Hide?

HonestReporting UK previously reported on the BBC’s failure to prevent the release of the Balen Report into the Corporation’s Mideast coverage. We therefore submitted our own request under the Freedom of Information Act for access to the report in the belief that it would reluctantly be granted. Some weeks later we were disappointed to receive this response:

No Excuses for Terror

It’s not often that HonestReporting UK is able to strongly commend and recommend a documentary broadcast by the mainstream media. However, respected commentator and journalist David Aaronovitch’s “No Excuses For Terror”, produced for Channel Five’s “Don’t Get Me Started” series, is a must-see. According to Channel Five’s summary: Who is really responsible for the suicide bombers that

The UK Media and Anti-Semitism

The comprehensive report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism in the UK has been published. The aims of the inquiry were: To consider evidence on the nature of contemporary anti-Semitism; To evaluate current efforts to confront it; To consider further measures that might usefully be introduced. Specifically regarding the role of the media in the rise of

Kasrils – Minister of "Intelligence"?

The South African politician and anti-Zionist compares Israel with Nazism.

Red Cross Ambulance Libel Exposed

One of the most serious accusations levelled against Israel during the recent Lebanon conflict was that the IDF had deliberately targeted Red Cross ambulances. According to an AP report on July 24, Israeli jets blasted two Lebanese ambulances with rockets on the previous day, striking right in the middle of the red cross that was painted

Sourcing Quotes the Pilger Way

Writing in the latest edition of the New Statesman, columnist John Pilger launches a scathing diatribe against British PM Tony Blair’s Mideast policies, blaming him for the proliferation of home-grown terrorists and “collusion with the Israeli state in its deliberate, criminal attacks on civilians.” Indeed, Pilger takes the opportunity to viciously attack Israel, describing it

BBC’s Orla Exposed

Few tears were shed by our readership when the BBC’s Orla Guerin concluded her posting in the Middle East at the end of 2005. Guerin has, however, returned to report from Lebanon during the recent conflict. This alerted many media watchers, including the Drinking From Home blog, which compared Guerin’s 14 August report from the

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