Journalism

Lithuanian tabloid runs hate splash

By Karen Glaser, January 5, 2012

The Lithuanian government declared 2011 the Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania.

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Study says Reuters biased in favour of Palestinians

By Eti Shechtman, December 22, 2011

An academic study carried out by Roosevelt University in the US has concluded that Reuters' coverage of the Middle East conflict is systematically biased in favour of the Palestinians.

The study, which took three months, claims to have found over 1,100 "ethical" or "reporting" failures in a sample of 50 Reuters articles.

The "failures" were divided into three broad categories - "propaganda",

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Are US's leaders fit for offce?

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 15, 2011

Last week the United Synagogue made a particularly nasty attack on this newspaper. I have read more or less every edition of every Anglo-Jewish broadsheet since the beginning of time. But I have never before read an attack of such viciousness on any such newspaper, and I would never have expected such a mindset to be projected from within the portals of the US.

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British press did not understand this story

By Roy Greenslade, December 8, 2011

Paul Flynn made an antisemitic statement last week and British newspapers reacted by ignoring it.

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What the Independent's Simon Kelner did next: fair reporting

By Simon Round, December 8, 2011

Former Independent editor Simon Kelner this week spoke of his new project to provide journalistic training to those involved in the Arab Spring – and took the opportunity to defend his own newspaper's Middle East coverage.

The Journalism Foundation, a charitable organisation backed by the Lebedev family, which owns the Independent and the Evening Standard, will be led by Mr Kelner, who steppe

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Last hurrah for Sugar?

By Simon Rocker, November 24, 2011

What is likely to be the final battle in a six-year campaign to force the BBC to release a report into its Middle East coverage began at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

London solicitor Steven Sugar first sought the publication of the Balen Report early in 2005 under the newly introduced Freedom of Information Act.

But although he died early this year, his widow, Fiona Paveley, was granted p

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They just don't get it - tolerance of Jew-hate set to live on

By Adam Levick, November 10, 2011

One of the most prevalent axioms advanced by anti-Zionists is that Jews attempt to stifle criticism of Israel by accusing their opponents of antisemitism.

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Guardian: 'reputation tarnished'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2011

Guardian journalists should be "more vigilant" in ensuring that they avoid using antisemitic tropes or language, according to the paper's readers' editor.

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Cherie's guru Caplin wins libel payout

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2011

Cherie Blair's former lifestyle guru has won a sizeable payout in her libel case against the Daily Mail.

Carole Caplin launched legal action against Associated Newspapers following the publication of an article that suggested she would spill the beans on the Blairs' bedroom secrets .

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Julie Burchill leaves Independent to write memoir

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

Journalist Julie Burchill has left the Independent newspaper in order to write a memoir of her "philosemitism".

In her final column for the paper she said she was leaving with a light heart but that it was time for her to "move over".

"I will now concentrate mainly on learning Hebrew and writing my memoir of philosemitism, Unchosen."

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