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Report Critical of BBC Mideast Coverage

For many years, HonestReporting, through our communiques and initiatives such as TerrorPetition.com, along with the efforts of many other worthy organisations, have campaigned for the BBC and other media outlets to adopt accurate language when referring to terrorism. Current holder of HonestReporting’s Dishonest Reporter Award for 2005, the BBC has long been a source of

The Power of Words

While most of the British media published editorials condemning the recent Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, at least one commentator was critical of his own paper’s coverage. On 24 April, the Independent’s Stephen Glover wrote that he: was a little dismayed at the manner in which the Independent – though it was not alone

British Medical Journal’s Faulty Prescription

The British Medical Journal has previously published politicised reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that should have no place in a medical publication. The BMJ’s latest edition includes a study “Effects of armed conflict on access to emergency health care in Palestinian West Bank: systematic collection of data in emergency departments”, the objective of which is

Israel Critic’s Assault in Scottish Paper

The term “anti-Semitism” is not one to be taken lightly or used loosely. Indeed, HonestReporting and its UK site are extremely careful before deploying this serious accusation against anyone in the media. We, of course, recognise that there are undoubtedly those for whom anti-Zionism and disproportionate criticism of Israel is merely a cloak for their

Israel’s Critic’s Assault in Scottish Paper

The term “anti-Semitism” is not one to be taken lightly or used loosely. Indeed, HonestReporting and its UK site are extremely careful before deploying this serious accusation against anyone in the media. We, of course, recognise that there are undoubtedly those for whom anti-Zionism and disproportionate criticism of Israel is merely a cloak for their

BBC Newsnight’s Insidious Accusations

On 9 March, BBC’s Newsnight broadcast an extensive report (access the video here) apparently revealing secret sales of quantities of plutonium by Harold Wilson’s government to Israel in the 1960s, which it is claimed, would have assisted in the production of Israeli nuclear weapons. The report and its timing draws a perverse parallel with the

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