Monday, October 27, 2014

27-Oct-14: Can ordinary folk encourage the news-reporting media to live up to their own standards?

Link to the CAMERA
event announcement
If you are reading this post, it's likely you are concerned with issues like these. Hamas boasts it won the media war that raged on alongside the military battle. Did major foreign media outlets echo the Hamas story-line? Were journalists intimidated? Were the New York Times and the BBC impartial? How does the Israeli media effect international coverage? And what can we do to promote responsible and accurate coverage?

Those questions come from an event ad that describes a CAMERA public forum, "War By Other Means: Israel, Hamas and Media Coverage of Gaza", scheduled for the evening of Sunday November 9, 2014 at Jerusalem's Menachem Begin Heritage Center. We urge readers who are going to be in Jerusalem to be there.

The panelists are: Prof. Richard Landes of Boston University, the man who showed the world how the Pallywood industry (about which we first blogged in 2006) works; Ben-Dror Yemini, one of Israel's most-respected veteran journalists, now a Yediot Aharonot columnist and author of "Industry of Lies" (2014, Hebrew - very shortly to be released in English); Tamar Sternthal who heads CAMERA's Israel office; Hadar Sela, managing editor of CAMERA'S excellent BBC Watch affiliate; Gidon Shaviv, Senior Research Analyst at Presspectiva, the CAMERA unit that addresses the Hebrew-speaking sector. Arnold Roth, one of this site's bloggers, will chair.

Registration is necessary and can be done online here.

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