International Organizations & Campaigns

In Arabic and English, Different Messages About MSF Gunman, and the Hacker Defense

Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.

In Roll Call’s Shallow Waters, Good Journalism Drowns

Roll Call argues that the Democratic Party is increasingly disenchanted with Israel—and implies that the Jewish state is to blame for this shift. But the newspaper relies on both superficial history and untrustworthy sources to reach its preordained conclusion.

New York Times Advocates in Report on UN Jerusalem Vote

The outcome of the General Assembly vote about Jerusalem was predictable, if not surprisingly lacking the number of supporters pro-Palestinian votes tend to attract. But to the New York Times, it was astounding.

How the NYT Continues to Skew the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The Times recently published an article about Israel's denial of a work visa to HRW's Omar Shakir, and relayed UN criticism of the sentence handed down by an Israeli court to an IDF soldier. But as is often the case with the NYT, readers were not provided with an objective presentation of the facts from a neutral standpoint or given enough info to form an opinion on the issues.

Reporters without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists Undermine Free Press

Reporters without Borders claims to promote freedom of the press and of information. The Committee to Protect Journalists says it speaks for endangered news media representatives. But refusal to distinguish between press and propagandist, especially when it comes to Israel, undermines their credibility.

Human Rights Watch Goes to Bat for Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV

 
Journalists, academics and the public look to human rights groups for guidance in assigning responsibility for the violence and misery inflicted on civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But objective information is not what they get.

UPDATED: CNN Duped by Anti-Israel Soccer Petition

Everything about CNN's claim that soccer star Didier Drogba joined 61 other players to protest the killing of Gaza teens playing soccer is false. Drogba signed nothing, there were fewer than 62 signatories to the petition, and Israel didn't kill 4 people playing soccer. UPDATE: CNN has corrected.