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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

Our yearly roundup of the worst excesses of the media in 2011.

BBC Profiles Israeli Hi-Tech Success

We’ve had our issues with the BBC but credit where credit’s due. A series of feature articles by technology reporter Katia Moskvitch has produced a positive impression of Israel diametrically opposite to the usual BBC fare of Israeli aggression against Palestinians. Have a read to get a taste of Israel – the start-up nation and

Final Battle to Release the BBC’s Balen Report

This just in from the Jewish Chronicle: What is likely to be the final battle in a six-year campaign to force the BBC to release a report into its Middle East coverage began at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. London solicitor Steven Sugar first sought the publication of the Balen Report early in 2005 under

BBC’s Bad News: 2 Scandals in 1 Day

Rupert Murdoch’s probably enjoying a day’s respite from the phone-hacking scorn being heaped upon him. Today is the BBC’s bad PR day. First this from The Independent: The BBC has admitted 15 breaches of its editorial guidelines and has bought documentaries for “nominal” fees as little as £1 from a company that was working to

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Media Throws Israel Under the Bus

A Palestinian publicity stunt gets the media’s attention.

Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

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It All Started When Israel Fired Back… Again!

Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/30/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s coverage focused on Gaza rocket fire and Israeli retaliation. Unfortunately, some journos skewed the chronology while others used non-judgmental shorthand giving the impression Israel sparked the fighting. Moshe Ami was buried in Ashkelon after succumbing to shrapnel wounds. Gaza Heats Up • In Ashkelon,

Media Cheat Sheet 10/11/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. News & Commentary • The Jerusalem Post obtained a document sent to Israeli envoys abroad spelling out some of the legal problems Palestinian statehood faces. It’s an important story; I expanded on but one of the points raised: Who is A Palestinian Citizen? • Ofcom (pdf

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