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NY Times Bureau Chief Goes Back to Social Media 101

NY Times Bureau Chief Goes Back to Social Media 101

It didn’t take long for Jodi  Rudoren to stumble out of the starting block when she took over as the NY Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief earlier this year. Before even arriving in Israel, Rudoren was in hot water over some tweets engaging Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugging Peter Beinart’s book. Now, after coming under

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Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation Brutal

People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers. That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on

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Fact Checking Fail of the Day

Arab media fact checkers fell asleep at the wheel. The result? An Arab League condemnation of Benjamin Netanyahu over comments he never made about 10 Palestinian school children tragically killed in an road accident on Thursday. Arab League condemns Netanyahu”s wish of “death to all Arabs” remarks Say what? The Times of Israel explains what happened: Shortly

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing

Facebook, AP, and the Seeds of Another Zionist Media Conspiracy Rumor

A few days ago, I didn’t give this AP lead sentence a second thought: Aided by Facebook, Israel on Friday prevented scores of pro-Palestinian activists from boarding Tel Aviv-bound flights in Europe . . . But someone clearly did. Check out this AP clarification: In a story July 8, The Associated Press reported that Israel’s

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A Digest of Weekend Articles

• Columnist Faisal Al Qasim says the Arab regimes are are more brutal than the Zionists: But is the Arab media still able to satirise Israeli barbarism with the same vigour after it has witnessed what Arab dictators have done to their own people? Isn’t it a bit silly to bombard the Israelis with criticism

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Study Finds Overwhelming Facebook, Twitter Support for Israel: What It Means

 A new study by the Pew Research Center found Facebookers, the Twitterverse and bloggers expressing support for Israel over the Palestinians by a whopping 3-1 margin. The study looked at a week’s worth of online activity the week following President Obama’s May 19 policy speech. We’re talking about 48,000 blog posts and 430,000 tweets/status updates that coincided with Benjamin

Breaking News: Facebook Shuts Down Third Intifada Group

Despite previous statements saying they would monitor but not remove the controversial Facebook group calling for a Third Intifada, Facebook administrators shut down the group early Tuesday morning in response to enormous pressure from pro-Israel activists. All links to the group now go to users personal Facebook profile. The group had been calling for a

Facebook refuses to remove group calling for Third Intifada

Update: about an hour after this post was published, Facebook shut down the group. All links to the group have been redirected to users’ personal profiles.   An Arabic-language Facebook group calling for a third Intifada against Israel has grown to 350,000 members by March 29th, a few days after Facebook said it was monitoring

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