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 […]
In 2009, a small group of dedicated activists concerned about inaccurate and often inflammatory coverage of Israel in the UK media had an audacious idea: to take on the media group representing […]
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.
A CAMERA public forum, “War By Other Means: Israel, Hamas and Media Coverage of Gaza”, will be held on Sunday November 9th at Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The interactive panel discussion (to […]
Unreported by the Guardian: Details on latest Palestinian prisoners to be released (& their victims)
BBC Watch managing editor Hadar Sela was responsible for most of the research and editing in the following post. On December 28th the Israeli Prison Service published the list of prisoners scheduled for […]
What the Guardian won’t report: Details on 26 Palestinian terrorists to be released (and their victims).
The Guardian hasn’t yet published a report on the second round of prisoners who will soon be freed as part of a US-brokered deal for the resumption of peace talks. However, the Israeli Prison […]
Abdel al-Bari Atwan is the editor-in chief of the London-based Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, and has been named among the 50 ‘most influential Arabs’ by Middle East Magazine. His pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist politics can be best […]
In our previous post about a report by Phoebe Greenwood in the Guardian (‘Golan Heights braces for war as tensions rise between Syria and Israel, May 31) we exposed two errors. The […]
Conscientious objectors have been with us as long as there have been wars, and the fact that there are a few Israelis who claim this status in an attempt to exempt themselves […]
They all got the story wrong. The Washington Post, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, MSN, Yahoo, CBC News, and, of course, the BBC and the Guardian (among others), all accused Israel of firing a […]
In a BBC Watch post which went viral – the effects of which are still reverberating today – Hadar Sela reported on a Tweet by BBC Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison with a photo he […]
Fans of this blog have often asked why we do not monitor British media institutions other than the Guardian for anti-Israel bias – a query to which we have not had an […]
The following essay, by Hadar Sela, was published at The Commentator Most of us would probably like to believe that in this modern age we are better prepared than our grandparents and great-grandparents […]
The following was written by Hadar Sela, and originally published at Harry’s Place Kochava Shriki was pregnant with her first child after years of fertility treatments and was on holiday with her […]
The following was written by Hadar Sela, and published at The Commentator: It is by now pretty clear that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has no intention of changing its stance on the subject of the […]
Why is the ‘liberal’ Guardian still rooting for a reactionary antisemitic Islamist named Raed Salah?
The Guardian’s infatuation with Raed Salah is not new. When the story of his arrest in the UK broke last year, the paper produced a plethora of articles, all eerily similar in […]
Written by Hadar Sela, lead researcher for the CiF Watch project, “Exposing the truth about the Global March to Jerusalem“. Taking a post-event look at the Global March to Jerusalem, it is […]
A guest post by Hadar Sela, a freelance Anglo Israeli writer The recent tirade by Baroness Jenny Tonge – which resulted in her removal from the Liberal Democrats Party – included one […]
A guest post by Hadar Sela Since the publication of the two-part report on the Global March on Jerusalem scheduled for March 30th, further information and several new developments have come to […]