Independent

BREAKING: Foreign journalist shows openness to criticism


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.

However, we noted that the Indy article failed to inform readers that the very site linked to (in order to buttress the claim that Israel only allows Israeli-made construction materials into Gaza) also quoted Mark Regev from the prime minister’s office flatly denying the allegation.  Additionally, we contacted COGAT, the Israeli body responsible for coordinating aid into Gaza, and they also firmly denied the charge.

We’ve contacted Indy editors over the omission and are awaiting their reply, but are quite hopeful that a revision will be made following this refreshingly civil reply to my Tweet about our recent post by the Indy journalist who wrote the article, Natasha Culzac – whose Twitter handle is @tinbaths.

tweeet

Ms. Culzac’s humility is quite a contrast to the arrogance we’re so accustomed to when confronting foreign journos. Here’s a recent exchange I had with the BBC’s Jon Donnison in response to his unprompted attack on our sister site, BBC Watch.

donnisonWe can only hope that more professional journalists understand that the powerful media groups they work for can benefit from the independent monitoring work of sites such as CAMERA, CiF Watch and BBC Watch, and attempt to show just a bit of Ms. Culzac’s refreshing openness to criticism. 

6 replies »

  1. Perspectives? How about verifying some facts and determining whether or not assertions have enough merit to find their way into print?

    • Sounds like a lot of work. Easier to copy-paste something negative about Israel and go take a nap. Gone are the days of pesky fact checking.

  2. It “tickles” Jon Donnison when ” 1 woman in golan heights ” watches bbc. It tickles me when the guardian watches Israel and the Jew’s. tickle tickle tickle.

  3. Jon Donnison is way over the line. You should report that tweet to the the BBC. Its outrageous and clearly biased statement.

    Impartiality? Is the BBC having a laugh?

  4. While it might have not caused a beginner much
    headache to purchase an analog CCTV system, choosing searching for one
    could possibly be somewhat tricky. The Swann Pro compilation of cameras comprises numerous different models making up a Swann CCTV to meet the different needs of these customers.

    Cctv dvr jual They try and help you pick a CCTV camera which
    suits your needs and is also as part of your budget
    by giving the correct information to assist you to make the best choice.

    The 16 channel dvr records the genuine time images from sixteen distinct surveillance cameras that happen to be
    placed in numerous elements around the monitoring process.
    HD security cameras have a similar installation process as
    CCTV.