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Terror Only Happens in the UK

Terror Only Happens in the UK

Sky News is treating a pair of stone throwing incidents with real gravitas while security officials investigate this as attempted murder. Coverage includes photos of the concrete block and large rocks that struck unfortunate motorists and a video featuring one of the victims. The headline calls the incident terror, and readers are posting comments that the perpetrators —

Media Cheat Sheet 10/31/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Gaza violence continues to dominate the news, Palestinians get UNESCO membership, Tunisia issues a warrant for Suha Arafat’s arrest, and more. Gaza Heats Up • Good AP snippets: Most of the violence this weekend has been between Israel and Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed group

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It All Started When Israel Fired Back… Again!

Who is the real aggressor as a rocket barrage strikes Israel’s south?

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Gilad Shalit: Sky News Rewrites History

As I write this only hours after the dramatic announcement that a prisoner swap deal has been signed to bring Gilad Shalit home, it’s still too early to make a judgment of media coverage. The facts and the history behind any story are important and particularly so when dealing with any aspect of the Mideast

Media Cheat Sheet 10/11/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. News & Commentary • The Jerusalem Post obtained a document sent to Israeli envoys abroad spelling out some of the legal problems Palestinian statehood faces. It’s an important story; I expanded on but one of the points raised: Who is A Palestinian Citizen? • Ofcom (pdf

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Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

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Fauxtography’s Alive and Well

Fauxtography’s alive and well in the UK.  Recently, the BBC was ordered to issue an on-air apology when it failed to authenticate footage from a Bangalore sweat shop in one edition of Panorama. Following that and Johann Hari’s apology for taking liberties with certain quotes, one commentary lays out on how easy it is for journalists —

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