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False Photo Incites on Facebook

Our Shattered Lens series examined how the wire services misused photo imagery to distort coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But what about unattributed photos that are deliberately used to...

June 16, 2011 9:04 By :

New York Times: Israeli Soldiers vs Palestinian Worshipers

Here we go again. What do you think was going through the mind of the photo editor at the New York Times when he chose this image to accompany a story that “time is running out” for an Israeli...

April 3, 2011 15:23 By :

Why Are AFP and Yahoo News Recycling An Old Photo?

Take a good look at the photo, the caption and the date, then ask yourself: What am I looking at? And what is this soldier looking at? The caption was certainly strange: The image isn’t dated, but...

March 28, 2011 13:18 By :

Stories the Media Missed

Editors have indulged in selective reporting or under reporting of important stories from Israel. Did you get the full picture?

March 24, 2011 14:53 By :

AP’s Fact Checking Fail

Don’t believe everything they tell you. Fact check everything. The most important lesson of Journalism 101 is an adage familiar to all reporters: If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Do...

March 10, 2011 9:37 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 6 – Photo Bias in Depictions of the IDF

The three international wire services consistently employ photo bias to show IDF soldiers in a dehumanized way.

March 9, 2011 15:01 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 5 – Bring Out Your Dead

Wire services habitually portray terrorists as ordinary Palestinians who fell victim to IDF brutality, a theme that the terrorist organizations are only too happy to encourage.

February 24, 2011 17:04 By :

Shattered Lens: Part 4 – Lighting Candles, Inflaming Bias

Candles are the image of choice for Hamas to paint a picture of Gaza under siege and suffering from electrical shortages, which can be blamed solely on Israel.

February 24, 2011 13:10 By :

Excellence In Ambush Journalism Awarded

For years, Palestinian rock throwers and press photographers have been feeding off each other. The kids appear in a steady flow of images reinforcing the David-and-Goliath narrative, and photographers...

February 14, 2011 9:17 By :

The Times: Illustrating Israeli “Belligerency”

The UK’s Foreign Secretary describes Israel as “belligerent” in an interview with The Times. But what photo did The Times use online?

February 9, 2011 12:52 By :