The Dishonest Reporting Award typically goes to a clear-cut winner. Last year, the BBC won for a steady output of problematic coverage throughout the year. In 2014, the award went to Gaza war correspondents for their problematic handling of Operation Protective Edge. But 2016 didn’t have any comparable singular outrages like, say, journalist Donald Bostrom’s…
London’s Evening Standard describes Hamas as a “fundamentalist political party” that Israel accuses of “fostering extremism.”
UPDATE The Evening Standard responded to HR reader complaints by revising the wording of its “Israel Occupation Forces” reference. The term’s not in the reporter’s voice anymore, but A) highlighting the term in the first place and B) not identifying the name of the Friends of Palestine Society spokesman who said it is still poor…
Australia’s Channel 9 News publishes a headline accusing Israel of “executing” a Palestinian knife attacker who is referred to in the story as a “fellow.”
Canada’s Globe and Mail refers to terror organization Hamas as a “resistance movement.”
Is The Observer referring to Tel Aviv in order to avoid referencing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city?
An Israeli teenage girl is brutally murdered in her bedroom by a Palestinian. NBC News reports that the assailant is a “suspected terrorist.”
Newsweek mis-categorizes an accused PFLP terrorist as a “clown.”
UPDATE: After we published the article below and contacted the journalist, the online story was changed. Rather than referring to the IDF as the “Israel Occupation Forces,” the article now states that this term was used by the supporters of Abu Rahma, the Palestinian denied a UK visa. Other references to “murder” in the journalist’s…
AFP’s one-sided story covers a UNICEF report that portrays Israel and its security forces as Palestinian child killers.