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BBC Admits Bias?

Following the kidnapping of the BBC’s Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston, Tom Gross comments: Impartial observers have long recognized that Johnston is particularly anti-Israeli in his reporting. But now the BBC has acknowledged his bias too. The BBC website, in an article about their kidnapped correspondent, includes a quote from BBC diplomatic editor Paul Adams confirming that

BBC Journalist Kidnapped

Freedom of the press is a vital indicator of a nation’s democratic norms or otherwise.    Compare this with the Palestinian Authority areas where local journalists have been subjected to physical attacks, intimidation and self-censorship to avoid clashing with the government or local militias. Foreign journalists, while a valuable tool for the PA  for their role in the

The Times: A Non-Story With No Context

Wednesday’s Times states in an short news item: Ultra-Orthodox Jews have joined Muslims in a demonstration against Israeli excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. They carried banners, some written in Arabic, that read: “Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians” and “Jews are forbidden to insult Islamic religious sites”. Much of the mainstream media has yet to correct the

Call For Bowen’s Removal

We recently highlighted the continuing bias of the BBC’s Mideast editor Jeremy Bowen. Many of you copied us in on your complaints to the BBC concerning Bowen’s leaked e-mail that called into question his supposed impartiality, and an unbalanced report on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme. Having maintained the pressure on Bowen and the BBC

BBC Under Fire

The BBC’s report on the Eilat suicide bombing reveals the subtle yet insidious attitude of the corporation in its final paragraph: The last suicide attack was at a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing 10 people. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in that time, mainly in the Gaza Strip. Is the BBC trying to justify

Hamas’ Unreality Check

Has Hamas moderated its views or has the media jumped to conclusions?

Bowen’s World

Times columnist Stephen Pollard, has acquired a leaked e-mail (republished in full below) from BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen to BBC staff. We think Pollard more than adequately sums up Bowen’s slanted analysis and predictions for the year ahead in Israel and the Mideast: It’s all too predictable. The “fragmentation” of Palestinian society has, in Mr Bowen’s

2006 Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award

Our sixth annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.

Indie Fails to Retract False Allegations

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during the recent conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into

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