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Media Cheat Sheet 12/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Iran’s feeling the heat on a lot of levels. Big Media thinks Israeli start-ups are cool. And Time says, “So what?” as Israel releases tax revenue to the PA. Iranian Issues • While the Brits are shutting down Iran’s embassy, they

Media Cheat Sheet 10/09/2011

Here’s today’s assessment of media coverage, issues and trends. I go through the papers so that the HonestReporting staff (and now you too) don’t have to. Commentary • Must-read: Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat) persuasively asks if Palestine is a nation or a cause. He points out that neither Fatah nor Hamas describe themselves as “national”

Neil MacDonald, What’s the Israel Connection?

To expand on a story, journalists will sometimes tie in an extraneous item into a report. It might be a line mentioned in passing by an interviewee, or a throwaway line by the reporter himself. When done effectively, the reporter opens the door to a bigger picture without sidetracking the story. The result is somewhat

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Itamar Massacre: Canada’s Callous Coverage

Our colleagues at HonestReporting Canada find that the Itamar massacre remains a CBC no-fly zone. CBC Radio has has completely ignored the incident while CBC television featured a misleading 30-second news flash. The network’s flagship TV programs one week after the fact haven’t touched the story. Yes, many journos normally in Israel are now spread

CBC: Our Israel Coverage Was Separate and Unequal

The CBC fessed up. When the publicly funded Canadian broadcaster picked up on a Human Rights Watch report charging Israeli discrimination against Palestinians in areas like housing, freedom of movement, health, education and access to water, it made one mistake. The Ceeb never obtained an Israeli response to the non-governmental organization’s allegations. You won’t find any

Common Sense Prevails In Teacher’s Journal

HonestReporting Canada highlights a textbook example of grass roots action after a trade journal (in this case, a British Columbia teacher’s magazine) flunked out on Israel. After publishing this anti-Israel diatribe riddled with errors, half-truths and baseless accusations, HR Canada and concerned educators took action. The result? “Teacher” magazine schooled itself, Getting It Right on Israel and Palestine. I’d

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