Welcome to UK Media Watch (formerly CiF Watch), dedicated to combatting antisemitism and promoting accurate reporting about Israel in the UK media.
While The Guardian has long been identified as one of the main purveyors of anti-Israel bias in the UK and abroad, our work has convinced us that other British news sites demonstrate similar patterns of misleading reporting about the region, and require consistent monitoring.
Combatting bias in the UK Media
Popular UK news sites like The Guardian are viewed by millions of people both in the UK and other English-speaking countries as well. So, their biased, misleading, and inaccurate reporting has the capacity to shape the views of news consumers across the globe, and distort their understanding of Israel and the region.
By consistently monitoring media outlets and communicating with editors about claims which violate the accuracy clause of the Editor’s Code of Practice, we prompt dozens of substantive corrections annually at The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, Times of London, and The Financial Times.
How do you determine if something is antisemitic?
We use the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism to determine whether an article or editorial is antisemitic.
By labelling something antisemitic are you not shutting down debate on what is perhaps a legitimate subject of debate?
Absolutely not. We support vigorous and open debate about Jewish related issues, including issues of controversy. However we object to speech which is in accord with the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Who is UK Media Watch?
Founded in 2009 (under our former name CiF Watch), we are an independently supported project of CAMERA – the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America – run by our Managing Editor, Adam Levick, and Assistant Managing Editor Hadar Sela and a dedicated group of volunteers and contributors, including Richard Millett who contributes on the ground reports from London.
How can we get in contact with you?
If you wish to contact us “offline”, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
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