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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

Kasrils – Minister of "Intelligence"?

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

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

Covering the Conflict in the North

A review of some of the worst examples of media bias from the recent conflict

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

Video Diary – HonestReporting UK Heads North

Many subscribers have written to us in recent weeks complaining that media outlets have concentrated solely on the suffering of the Lebanese civilian population, ignoring the situation of Israeli civilians in the north of the country. Undoubtedly, Lebanese civilians are suffering greatly and it would be wrong not to acknowledge this tragic situation. Nonetheless, the

Jon Snow’s Explosive C4 Attack on Israel

Demonstrating an intense hostility towards Israel and his guest, Deputy Ambassador Zvi Ravner, Jon Snow makes some incredible and disturbing statements during an interview on Channel 4 News. (Click here to view the interview.) Snow attacks Ravner: You’ve cut off the water, you’ve cut off the petrol, you’ve cut off the electricity and you’re starving

BBC Rejects Terror Recommendation

The BBC has finally released its official response to the recent independent inquiry into the organisation’s Mideast coverage. While recognising the flaws in the inquiry’s conclusions, HonestReporting UK was pleased to note the recommendation “that the BBC should get the language right. We think they should call terrorist acts “terrorism” because that term is clear

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