Nizar Wattad

Intifada on the Internet: Exposing Media Biases Toward Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In October 2000, a group of dedicated pro-Palestinian activists from around the world combined their efforts to wage an electronic intifada—a digital ‘shaking off’ of the biases present in media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Four months later, Ali Abunimah, Arjan El Fassed, Laurie King-Irani and Nigel Parry officially launched the Electronic Intifada, a Web-based movement geared toward deconstructing the distraction tactics of ‘the Israeli media war machine’ and highlighting the damaging effects those tactics have on accurate reporting. Nizar Wattad reports in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.