On May 8th the BBC News website’s Middle East page published an article – titled “Palestinian hunger strike leader Barghouti ‘filmed eating’. The article gives generous amplification to statements from interested parties and even before they clicked on the link, BBC audiences were informed that ‘Marwan Barghouti’s wife says the surveillance footage released by Israel’s prison service is “fake”‘.
In contrast to other media reports on the Trump-Abbas meeting, this BBC article fails to inform readers of Mahmoud Abbas’ egregious claim that “we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace”.
Reports that appeared on the BBC News website on May 2nd clarified to audiences that Hamas itself had said that their new document launched in Qatar does not replace the terror group’s 1988 Charter. Nevertheless, the BBC World Service radio programme includes the inaccurate heading “Hamas Presents New Charter”.
it is certainly obvious that BBC Arabic (which is of course part funded by British taxpayers through FCO grants) has yet to satisfactorily address the issue of the use of inaccurate and politically partisan language by its Arabic-speaking employees.
Wishing a very happy holiday to all our readers celebrating Israel’s 69th Independence Day! Take a look at our ‘how well do you know Israel?’ Independence Day quiz over at BBC Watch!
This is a cross post from BBC Watch An item in the December 28th edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The World Tonight’ related to the speech given by the outgoing US Secretary of […]
This is a guest post by Aron White. The discussion and analysis of Resolution 2334, passed by the Security Council last week, is still continuing in earnest. But in all the coverage […]
This is a cross post from BBC Watch As was noted here in an earlier post, while BBC coverage of the UN Security Council’s adoption of resolution 2334 included reactions from “the Palestinian […]
This is a cross post from BBC Watch. In part one of this post we looked at the way in which the BBC presented UN Security Council resolution 2334 to listeners to […]
This is a cross post from BBC Watch. The Community Security Trust (CST) recently published its annual report (available here) on the topic of Antisemitic Discourse in Britain for the year 2015. The […]
This is a cross post from BBC Watch. Events at the UN Security Council received generous coverage on the BBC News website on December 23rd and 24th. BBC audiences found articles relating […]
In addition to holding informal meetings with activists on the ground, Levick will give two public talks: at Limmud in Birmingham on Dec. 26th, and for the Manchester Zionist Central Council on Dec. 28th.
Cross-posted from BBC Watch. Well over 24 hours after the incident took place, a day after colleagues at BBC Arabic published two articles on the story and following the appearance of this […]
Cross-posted from BBC Watch Sky News’ reporter noticed them. So did journalists from the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Mirror and numerous other media organisations. In fact, one might well have concluded that only BBC Sport failed […]
Cross-posted from BBC Watch Like many other UK media organisations, the BBC devoted considerable coverage to the story of the conviction of British Islamist extremist Anjem Choudary which broke on August 16th. […]
The final paragraph of that article tells readers that in 2014, during the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Elie Wiesel accused Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip.
BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘The Briefing Room’ describes itself as follows: “Series looking at important issues in the news. Presented by David Aaronovitch.” The May 19th edition of that programme (available here) […]
The BBC Watch event hosted by Mike Freer MP at Portcullis House on November 9th can be viewed below or here. Readers may be particularly interested to hear Baroness Deech’s views on the […]
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 […]
CAMERA and BBC Watch are delighted to invite readers to two events which we will be hosting next month in the UK. On November 10th, at 19:30 at a venue in north […]