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Friends and relatives seen mourning during the funeral ceremony of Shahar Melamed, at the Kibbutz Nirim cemetery in southern Israel, near the Gaza border on August 27, 2014. Melamed, the deputy security officer for Kibbutz Nirim, died yesterday by a mortar fired from Gaza, shortly before the current ceasefire came into effect. Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt, bringing the 50-day war to an end. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ÷éáåõ ðéøéí
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Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Miri tells the story of her uncle, who was killed by a Hamas mortar shell, in front of his family, while trying to fix the kibbutz’s electrical poll.

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Defining Bias #2: Imbalanced Reporting

Part two of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #2 Imbalanced Reporting Journalism distorts news through disproportionate coverage, presenting only one side of the story, or misrepresenting fringe views as mainstream. For purposes of journalism, balance is defined as A state in which different things occur in equal or proper

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Defining Bias #1: Misleading Terminology

Part one of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #1 Misleading Definitions and Terminology Prejudicing readers through language. Language is too often used to promote an agenda. The media must exercise caution when consciously choosing to adopt (or avoid) certain terms, proper nouns, or foreign words. George Orwell articulated the potential

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The Eight Categories of Media Bias

Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None

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Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1.  In the last twenty-four hours, there have been five Palestinian terrorist attacks resulting in the death of an American tourist and dozens of injuries. The shooting, stabbing, and vehicle attacks occurred in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petach Tikva, and Ramot. Coverage from the Times of Israel and Ynet. The murder victim was

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