Journalism

What evidence? Guardian presents dodgy dossier on Iran's bomb project

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, February 26, 2015

The Guardian and al Jazeera were handed another treasure trove of leaked intelligence files this week, purportedly from a South African intelligence source.

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This is why they blame us

By Matti Friedman, February 5, 2015

One night several years ago, I came out of Bethlehem after a reporting assignment and crossed through the Israeli military checkpoint between that city and its neighbour, Jerusalem, where I live. With me were perhaps a dozen Palestinian men, mostly in their 30s - my age. No soldiers were visible at the entrance to the checkpoint, a precaution against suicide bombers.

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BBC won't call Paris killers 'terrorists'

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2015

A senior BBC executive has revealed the corporation avoids using the term "terrorist" to describe the Islamists who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Tarik Kafala, head of the BBC Arabic Service, said the word was too "loaded" for reporters to use when describing the two men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French magazine in Paris.

But a BBC spokesperson rejected any suggesti

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Landau, the interrogator who bridged the divide

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 29, 2015

David Landau, who died on Tuesday aged 67 after a long battle with cancer, was a rare writer and journalist in a country that does not lack for polemicists.

He bridged social divides that to others were uncrossable chasms.

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All change at the Guardian?

By Josh Jackman, December 11, 2014

Alan Rusbridger has stepped down from his role as editor-in-chief at the Guardian after more than 20 years at the helm.

He will remain in the position until summer next year before taking up his new job as chair of the newspaper's owners, the Scott Trust in 2016.

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Ex-reporter accuses AP of bias on Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, December 11, 2014

The world's largest news-gathering organisation is embroiled in a row after a former employee accused its Jerusalem bureau of slanting its output against Israel.

A fortnight ago, Matti Friedman, a Jerusalem-based reporter for Associated Press from 2006 to 2011, claimed in an article that his former bureau - and much of the Jerusalem foreign press corps - was in cahoots with foreign activists, n

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Knesset rounds on Bibi's paper

November 13, 2014

The Knesset's approval of a bill this week that will outlaw free newspapers is being seen as a move to curtail the power of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The controversial bill will realistically apply only to Israel Hayom, the pro-Netanyahu paper owned by his major supporter and donor Sheldon Adelson, who also funds Republican campaigns in the US.

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Paper defends Gaza news

October 30, 2014

The Guardian's reader's editor has explained the reasons behind the volume of its coverage on Israel and the Palestinians following a series of complaints.

Chris Elliott said he had received 17 complaints this year relating to allegations of antisemitism and a disproportionate amount of coverage on Gaza.

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New Trainee Reporter Position at the JC

September 8, 2014

Do you want to write for the JC?

This is a rare opportunity to join the news team behind Britain’s best-read and most influential Jewish newspaper.

We have a proven training scheme that has seen many of our young writers graduate to the highest levels of journalism.

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I'm not in the mood for levity

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, August 7, 2014

I leave it to others to do political analysis, post the bad news stories and get into the nitty-gritty of the Jewish experience. I've always felt my job was to offer a bit of personal levity, albeit with a serious undertone, and to chronicle rare news stories like the Iranian obsession with Jewish wizards or vent my hatred of Jewish mother jokes. But this week, I'm in no mood for levity.

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