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Media Watch

The good and the bad of media coverage of Palestine

The New York Times agrees to be gagged by Israel

Following criticism by The Electronic Intifada of how it handled Majd Kayyal’s case, The New York Times is forced to review its policies on observing Israeli gag orders censoring.

BBC in the service of Israeli propaganda

BBC failed to report on Israel’s killing of unarmed West Bank youths.

BBC ignores Kerry’s “poof speech”

US Secretary of State blamed Israel for collapse of talks with Palestinian Authority.

Why does the BBC hide the truth about Jerusalem?

Senior BBC executives and the BBC Trust seem to have accepted Israel’s illegal creation of facts on the ground in Jerusalem.

NY Times rewrites peace process history to make it more “balanced”

The New York Times rewrites history of a famous incident to claim US Secretary of State James Baker publicly rebuked Israelis and Palestinians, when in fact his rebuke was only aimed at Israel.

Al Jazeera once again removes Joseph Massad article on Palestine

The article “The Dahlan Factor,” appeared for several hours on the Qatar-based broadcaster’s website but was later removed amid claims of “defamation.”

"Come to sunny Gaza!" BBC tells listeners

Journalist Simon Cox seems blissfully unaware of how Israel has put 1.7 million people under siege.

BBC finally admits bias over pro-Israel commentator

The BBC has finally admitted that it breached its own impartiality guidelines when it presented a pro-Israel commentator as if he was neutral.

Guardian amends Scarlett Johansson report to be “fairer” to Palestine campaigners

Responding to my correspondence, The Guardian’s Reader’s Editor has amended an article written last week by Matthew Kalman on the Scarlett Johansson-Oxfam controversy.

New York Post reports on Scarlett Johansson SodaStream statement that never happened

The New York Post and other outlets report that SodaStream brand ambassador Scarlett Johansson has “casually dismissed” issues raised by boycott activists. There’s just one problem: Johansson has yet to issue any such statement.

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