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March 08, 2006

Ha'aretz Blends News, Opinion


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The Israel Press Council's Rules of Professional Ethics of Journalism states:

A newspaper and a journalist shall distinguish in the publication between news items and opinion.

On Monday, though, Ha'aretz's Nir Hasson paid no regard to this professional guideline when he reported on a Labor-Meimad gathering for the religiously observant. Blatantly throwing in his own personal views, he writes:

There were none of the scenes of youths trying to stir up the crowd that dominate such right-wing events: Left-wing religious people are apparently level-headed, mature people who are not easily agitated.

Are you agitated about this journalistic abuse? Want to share your feedback--objective or otherwise--with the publisher? Write to Amos Schocken at amoss@haaretz.co.il

Posted by TS at March 8, 2006 03:23 AM

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