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Written in Cement

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0savesSave BufferWhy is Gaza reconstruction so slow? Let me count the ways How many BBC foreign correspondents does it take to change a light-bulb? None. The light-bulb is only broken if their favoured sources tell them that it is. Five Minutes … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

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0savesSave BufferThe ice-cream maker of Gaza Roger Hearing‘s piece. The ice-cream maker of Gaza could be written off if it was only yet another BBC magazine colour piece designed to show spunky Gazans (aren’t they all?) creatively surviving. but does that excuse him and … Continue reading

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Historical carve-up

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0savesSave BufferOwen Bennett-Jones carves up Middle East history Sometimes looking at relationships in the Middle East is like watching Game of Thrones (without the gratuitous nudity). One needs a guide. This isn’t it. There are enough dubious facts and Israel … Continue reading

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War minus the shooting

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0savesSave BufferThe BBC and half a story (yet again). One must wonder how the current corruption charges in FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) will effect the recent moves by the Palestinian Authority’s Football Association under the leadership of convicted terrorist … Continue reading

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Don’t single/double quote me

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0savesSave BufferBBC and the ‘M’ word The ‘M’ word in this case is not Muslim, a word that the BBC turns somersaults to avoid using in a negative context, particularly when relevant to the story. The ‘M’ word is militant, … Continue reading

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Is this a victory?

BBC quietly alters boilerplate The Change BBC boilerplate on Gaza casualties to reflect disputed figures campaign delivered more than 700 signatures and received a bland we-will-think-about-it reply. Well, perhaps they did!

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Young, female and forging

Is Young, female and forging a path in Gaza a BBC puff piece? The start-up selected to lead off this BBC CAPITAL report is a company named BOOM BABY BOOM without any apparent attempt at irony! It is a video worth watching if only … Continue reading

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The BBC replies

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0savesSave BufferWe will consider it! The BBC response to the force the BBC to fulfill their obligation for impartiality petition can be summed up in two statements. You weren’t specific enough for us to follow through and don’t think you … Continue reading

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Correction by BBC

Better coordinated BBC The BBC has responded to the complaint I sent in and corrected the caption we referred to in Uncoordinated BBC It now reads ‘The relationship between Israel and the Palestinians has worsened sharply in recent months’. Although I would … Continue reading

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Mr. Goldfarb, Mr. Guy and Auntie BBC

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0savesSave BufferThriving with the J-word A short while ago I commented on the Biased BBC blog. If Jeremy Bowen doesn’t think what he says is antisemitic [I prefer the term Jew Hatred, myself] what does he think is antisemitic? Then I expanded … Continue reading

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