Media

How a dose of good will set two students on road to MTV

By Zoe Winograd, December 6, 2012

Two schoolgirls have secured internships at MTV after taking part in a conference aimed at helping students learn more about employment opportunities.

Emma Desmond and Nikki Taylor were offered the placements after questioning a senior executive from the channel.

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BBC rules no fairness breach over Habima protest report

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

The BBC Trust has ruled that a Today programme report about the protests against Israel's Habima Theatre Company when it performed at the Globe in May did not violate its standards on impartiality or fairness.

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Guardian admits error in publishing Netanyahu 'puppet master' cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, November 27, 2012

The Guardian has admitted that a cartoon about the Israel-Gaza conflict portraying a grotesque Benjamin Netanyahu as a puppet master controlling William Hague and Tony Blair "inevitably" echoed "past antisemitic usage of such imagery".

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Balanced reactions are vital

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

Last weekend's North London derby was enjoyable, and not merely because it saw Arsenal's second consecutive home victory over Spurs. It was that, for a welcome period, my Twitter and Facebook pages were filled with something other than talk of Israel and Gaza.

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Swedish editor defends article accusing IDF of organ-theft

By Natalie Rothschild, November 22, 2012

A 2009 article in Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet by Donald Boström speculated that the IDF had “plundered” Palestinians’ bodies for organs. Now, the Swedish magazine, Filter, is saying that Boström was right all along.

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All the best clips of BBC slips, and a dose of praise for a new balance

By Raheem Kassam, November 22, 2012

Despite the propagandists’ best efforts, the BBC has been impressively balanced this week.

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How Israel kept truth flowing

By Allison Kaplan Sommer and Carly Maisel, November 22, 2012

In each of the recent conflicts Israel has experienced — the two Lebanon wars, the Gaza War and in incidents such as boarding of the Mavi Marmara, media bias has deeply frustrated the Jewish state’s supporters.

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Guardian cartoonist defends Netanyahu 'puppet-master' image

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

The Guardian cartoonist behind an image implying that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has denied that he is in any way repeating an antisemitic trope.

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'Antisemitic' Guardian Gaza cartoon shows Jews as puppeteers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

A Guardian cartoon that implies that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has sparked furious debate online.

Barrister Jeremy Brier, who has already lodged a complaint about Steve Bell's drawing with the Press Complaints Commission, labelled the image "plainly antisemitic".

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A branding competition tries to reshape the image of Islam

By Toby Axelrod, November 9, 2012

Irked by stereotypes of aggressive Muslims poised to impose Sharia law on the world? Blame branding. At least, that is what Israeli artist Dana Yahalomi is claiming in her project, Rebranding European Muslims.

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