How well does the media inform its readers on the changing economic status of the West Bank and Gaza ?
Two countries border the Gaza Strip. Both strictly limit the passage of goods and people into and out of the Strip. But when describing the effect of these border restrictions, some inaccurately and unfairly attribute responsibility to only one of the countries — Israel.
The media readily conveyed United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's condemnation of how Israel carried out its Gaza operation. But there is more to the story than meets the news consumer's eye.
Just hours after Agence France Presse documented Israel's lack of control over the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, the same news organization alleged that Israel controls Gaza's borders.
Until recently, Mustafa Barghouti served as the Minister of Information for the Palestinian Authority, but provided more misinformation than information. The following is a case in point.
Before the latest cease-fire, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was quoted without challenge saying that since the summer,"thousands of [Gazan] homes have been destroyed." But is this true?
Agence France Presse, an international news service that last year covered up U.S. demands on Syria to stop supporting Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, is again doctoring news about Hezbollah.
In response to communication from CAMERA staff, Agence France-Presse corrected an article today which had understated the number of fatalities caused by Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza.
The perception that Israel's response to Hezbollah attacks was disproportionate, and that indiscriminate force was aimed at the Lebanese population, was largely a result of media reports on the casualty breakdown in Lebanon. But there is plenty of reason to doubt often repeated claims that almost all Lebanese casualties were civilians.
A blog-driven exposé of Reuters' doctored photos may be the tip of an iceberg of manipulated information and photographs coming from Hezbollah-controlled areas. The question is will America's prestige media give greater scrutiny to the images they publish?