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Reporting Gaza: Why the Media Bias?

For the majority of the British media, the importance of presenting impartial news coverage has always been a key objective, but the notion of achieving balance and context has been questioned during the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

The death and destruction – and especially the deaths of so many children – has appeared in brutal contrast with the relatively minor impact of the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.

Moreover, Western media has been criticised for failing to cover the conflict in a fair manner and some media outlets, the BBC in particular, appear infused with a pro-Israeli bias.

Equality in news reporting is not the only issue troubling the traditional media as a result of the recent turmoil in the Middle East; more journalists than ever before are losing their lives and insurgents are increasingly using social media to spread propaganda.

Grieving womenNicholas Jones is joined by Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition Tim Llewellyn former Middle East correspondent for the BBC, and Aidan White director of the  Ethical Journalism Network.
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Source: Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom