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Burning Koran: Inflammatory Photo Adds Fuel to the Flames

Burning Koran: Inflammatory Photo Adds Fuel to the Flames

The Irish Times publishes what appears to be a deliberately constructed photo of a burning Koran, allegedly the result of a settler attack on a mosque.

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Israel Not to Blame: False Photo Caption Corrected

The following two photos attributed to Hatem Moussa of the Associated Press appeared in a Daily Telegraph photo montage: In the first caption, the fire at the Karni Crossing was attributed to shelling while the second photo caption was more specific, claiming that the cargo terminal was “shelled by Israeli tanks.” It would be unthinkable

Israel Under Fire: IDF Launches Operation Protective Edge

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF’s Operation Protective Edge began as the IDF hit Gaza rocket launchers, Hamas command and control facilities and other terror infrastructure. See all the details at the Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel and i24 live-blogs. Among the more notable developments, the IDF wants to call up another 40,000 reservists, and

5 Tips For Sorting Through the News and Sharing Responsibly on Social Media

When there’s a flurry of breaking news, we all want to be informed, and inform others. How do we sort through the online information overload? And what’s our own responsibility for what we choose to share? Here are five tips to help. 1. How do I know this? For anything you read, ask yourself, “How

A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

Pope Francis visited a memorial to Israeli terror victims. Unlike AP, Reuters managed to dodge using the word “terror” in a headline by making the story about the pontiff “navigating a minefield of symbols.” Unfortunately, Reuters has to navigate the same minefield, and it blundered it’s way through the meaning of the Temple Mount and

Free Lance Fauxtography, Reuters Style

Last year’s death of Molhem Barakat — a Syrian freelance photographer for Reuters who was under age and had previously sought to be a suicide bomber — continues to raise questions about the integrity of the wire service’s images. The talented teenage photographer was killed covering fighting in Aleppo last December. The NY Times explains:

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