Tag Archives: BBC

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

BBC Speaks For All Palestinians

Without the aid of any polling data, the BBC’s Alan Johnston is able to claim that: all Palestinians would argue that Israel grossly over-reacts to the missile attacks from Gaza. The crudely made rockets often cause panic and minor injury, but they very rarely kill. Does Johnston claim to have asked every resident of the West Bank and

BBC Bias Debate Continues

The debate over institutional bias within the BBC continues. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Tom Leonard adds his thoughts: It’s fair to say the message is finally getting through: the BBC has a problem with impartiality. The row over BBC bias has been rumbling on longer than war in Sudan and always seemed just as unresolvable. The

French Injustice

The French Al-Dura court case ends in defeat for Philippe Karsenty.

When Cameramen Attack

A Reuters cameraman takes part in rock-throwing attacks against Israeli security forces.

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.