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Tripod: CAMERA links in 3 languages, Aug. 15 – BBC Watch, In Focus, Presspectiva, & ReVista


Our roundup of recent posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

BBC coverage of building tenders reaches hysterical highs
With three reports on the subject in one day, the BBC is doing its level best to persuade audiences that Israeli building plans are sabotaging peace talks . (BBC Watch)

BBC finally gets round to (briefly) reporting crimes of Palestinian prisoners
A BBC profile of some of the Palestinian prisoners scheduled for release and their crimes was rapidly demoted to the status of ‘related articles’. (BBC Watch)

Middle East headlines in the Spanish speaking press
The media focuses on Israel’s “bombing” in Gaza, but tends to ignore the provocation and the rockets fired from there. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

CAMERA speaks at the Israel on Campus Coalition National Training
Thirty five ICC Interns attended a CAMERA Writing Workshop, where they learned how to better recognize bias in the media and practiced writing letters to the editor. (In Focus)

Minorities serving in the IDF
Christians, Muslims and Druze all serve in the Israeli Military, learn about some of their stories. (In Focus)

The Guardian faces stiff competition for most sympathetic depiction of murderers
The Guardian, Independent, Irish Times, Telegraph and Times (of London) all recently published photos sympathetically depicting the 26 murderers (pre-Oslo prisoners) recently released by Israel, and yet didn’t mention the brutal crimes they committed, nor a word about the victims. (CiF Watch)

Erasing the victims, polishing the killers
Spanish media reported on the liberation of the first Palestinian prisoners, but they omitted to inform about their crimes and to report about the victims. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The Palestinian TV show the BBC will not tell you about
Despite having shown a keen interest in Palestinian TV shows recently, the BBC has not reported on cash prizes for denial of Israel’s existence in a PA TV Ramadan special. (BBC Watch)

BBC’s Donnison returns – with an old party trick
The BBC’s former Gaza correspondent revives old myths – from his new patch in Australia . (BBC Watch)

No human being is illegal: The Guardian’s vilification of settlers is immoral and illogical
The Guardian’s secular faith in the proposition that Israeli communities across the 1949 armistice lines are illegal has little basis in history or international law. (CiF Watch)

Please leave us alone to murder in peace
Amira Hass demands Israel not interfere with the Palestinians activities to “expose collaborators and end their services to you” Is this what she meant? (Presspectiva)

Middle East headlines in the Spanish speaking press
The focus is on settlements, the lack of hope regarding peace talks and the rockets fired from Sinai to Eilat. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Página12 o PalestinianPágina? 
In an article about the release of the first Palestinian prisoners, Argentinean newspaper Página12 polished the image of the perpetrators while it relegated or disavowed the victims. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Inaccuracies in El Pais
Palestine is not a state, nor is the occupation the root of the problem. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

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