Does the BBC live up to these claims and to audience expectations? Is an in-house complaints system fit for purpose in 2015 when most other regulatory bodies have outsourced complaints to the independent sector such as an ombudsman, Ofcom, Ofsted? Does the BBC meet its expectation to be accurate and fair, insightful and independent? How does this BBC aim sit alongside a free press, unencumbered by input that is set to frame the notion of what a better citizen might be?
Studies by groups such as the Community Security Trust and the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism following last year’s Gaza conflict highlighted the inescapable connection between media coverage of a war thousands […]
A short video, filmed during clashes on Friday in Bethlehem, which shows PA security forces brutally beating Mahmoud Hamamra, 16, and his brother Ahmad Hamamra, 18, has gone viral within the Palestinian social […]
On Sept 4th, Roy Greenslade, the Guardian’s media blogger, published the following article about the new public broadcasting law in Israel. The Guardian headline alludes to a provision in the bill which bans the expression […]
Guardian contributor Rachel Shabi was invited on BBC’s Dateline London program on Aug. 8th to discuss Jewish extremism in Israel in the context of the recent murder of an eight month-old Palestinian boy […]
Cross posted from the blog of CAMERA Earlier this month, CAMERA’s BBC Watch and UK Media Watch ran interesting pieces discussing mistranslations by the BBC and The Guardian, respectively. It’s worth comparing […]
Asghar Bukhari, a founding member and spokesperson for the extremist Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK), recently claimed on Facebook that Zionists broke into his home to steal one of his shoes, in order to […]
British media reports about BDS often follow a familiar pattern. First, they misleadingly characterize the movement as progressive, peaceful and merely focused on ending the occupation. Then, they prominently feature – and […]
On May 5th the BBC continued its previous day’s promotion of the booklet of anonymous claims published by the political NGO ‘Breaking the Silence’ with an additional item on the BBC World […]
Hadar Sela, managing editor of our sister site BBC Watch, wrote the following in a May 1st post: As was noted here a couple of days ago, a BBC report from April […]
Evidently, we’ve been getting under George Galloway’s skin. The Respect Party MP from Bradford West must be fuming over our posts documenting his adoption of antisemitic narratives and embrace of antisemites, and our […]
Here is one of the tweets by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen on March 3rd, while he live-tweeted Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Bowen has over 121 thousand followers. Read two recent posts by Hadar Sela at […]
The recent terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen have brought the need to understand the phenomenon of rising anti-Semitism in Europe just seventy years after the Holocaust into sharper focus. Two reports published […]
On Feb. 16th, Voice of Israel host Josh Hasten sat down with Hadar Sela, managing editor of our sister site BBC Watch, for an in-studio interview.
What’s remarkable about the Feb. 5th episode of BBC’s Question Time (from Finchley in north London) is not only that senior Guardian editor Jonathan Freedland criticizes George Galloway for using rhetoric which fuels antisemitism, but […]
Cross posted from Richard Millett’s Blog Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau but last night at the London School of Economics at a joint Palestine Society and Feminist […]
Cross posted by London-based blogger Richard Millett And so to my final blog of 2014 and a public event I attended last month at the University of Westminster, London. On 13th November […]
Since 2013, CiF Watch has prompted two corrections at the The Telegraph to reports erroneously claiming that the Western Wall is Judaism’s holiest site. As we noted in previous posts, the Temple Mount (where the […]
Earlier today, we posted about an article in the Independent on Gaza post-war reconstruction which included the claim that the only construction materials permitted to enter Gaza are those which come from Israeli sources.
Mira Bar-Hillel is a journalist for the London Evening Standard and op-ed contributor for The Independent, who’s also been interviewed by both the BBC and Sky News on the topics of Israel, British […]