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August 21, 2007

Telegraph Criticizes BBC's Mideast Coverage

An editorial in yesterday's Telegraph discussing the latest controversy at the BBC notes that the Beeb is far from objective in its reporting of the Middle East conflict:

Its reporting of Israel and Palestine, in particular, tends to underplay the hate-filled Islamist ideology that inspires Hamas and other factions, while never giving Israel the benefit of the doubt. (Disgracefully, the BBC is still refusing to publish the Balen Report, which it commissioned to investigate allegations of anti-Israel bias.)

You can read the entire piece here. For background on the current controversy concerning BBC's fictional TV series, Casualty, see here.

For a discussion of BBC's double standard regarding Jewish and Palestinian refugees (and a step taken by the broadcaster to rectify that bias), see here.

Posted by GI at August 21, 2007 10:35 AM


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