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South African News Puff Piece Promotes Israel Apartheid Week

South African News Puff Piece Promotes Israel Apartheid Week

South Africa’s SABC Newsroom is the main morning TV weekday news program on South Africa’s public broadcaster. On the morning of March 4, SABC gave a platform to two activists promoting Israel Apartheid Week. A professional and balanced presenter would have qualified his statements by acknowledging that Israeli “apartheid” is a perception rather than a

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Success: SABC Removes Anti-Semitic, Recycled Photo

Yesterday, HonestReporting called South Africa’s SABC News onto the carpet for a nasty bit of photo bias. I pointed out the photo’s irrelevancy (a 2010 Indonesian demonstration against the Mavi Marmara raid) to the story at hand (African migrants in Israel). Yarden Frankl also weighed in on the image’s anti-Semitic aspect. Several HonestReporting readers forwarded

An Indonesian Muslim activist protests against the Israeli marines' storming of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Jakarta

How Does SABC News Explain This Recycled Photo?

Question: You’re an editor looking to illustrate an article about Israeli efforts to curb the arrival of African migrants. With a wide pool of current and archived wire photos available, which of the following images would you choose? A) African migrants in Israel. B) Israeli police looking for African migrants. C) Israelis protesting for African migrants.

2006 Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award

Our sixth annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.

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