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BBC BALANCE

Impartiality: a BBC legal obligation “Merkava 1-Lesany-2″ by Joker Island – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Merkava_1-Lesany-2.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Merkava_1-Lesany-2.jpg

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BBC petition page – Now on Facebook

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0savesSave BufferPetition update The Change BBC boilerplate on Gaza casualties to reflect disputed figures petition now has a Facebook page Petition the BBC. Action Items As always Like-Share-Comment

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… and the majority were not civilian

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0savesSave BufferForce the BBC to fulfill their obligation for impartiality Sign-share-blog-tweet-discuss The petition is available on ipetitions.com. If clicking on the link or the ipetitions logo above does not suit your purpose paste http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/change-bbc-boilerplate-on-gaza-casualties-to into your browser. Aim of Petition … Continue reading

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From the BBC template

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0savesSave BufferEven by BBC standards this is a messy cut-and-past job: If you follow the simple, clear and correct Israel closes Gaza’s Erez crossing link from the BBC Mid East and News homepages you will reach Gaza conflict: Erez crossing ‘attacked’ amid Israel raids. … Continue reading

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BBC wipes Israel off the map

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0savesSave BufferA course in map reading V The BBC has used variations of the following map (left) since the beginning of the war in Gaza: Operation Protective Edge†. Notice something missing? I’ll give you a clue. ISRAEL! Gaza is shown as … Continue reading

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Honourable Woman – Dishonourable BBC?

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0savesSave BufferNew Beeb drama To begin with a disclaimer. The new BBC series The Honourable Woman will only be broadcast next week so my fears about this being another BBC anti Israel smear masquerading as even-handed may be unfounded. I … Continue reading

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We have Legal Grounds

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0savesSave BufferFighting Lawfare with Weapons Very few concepts in the Middle East have been more abused than that of International Law. Although even calling it the Mid East conflict, as if the dispute between Israel and neighbours is the only … Continue reading

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BBC: Agenda or just sloppy?

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0savesSave BufferReturn of the ‘scare quotes’ So much to object to in this latest uncredited offering from the BBC. It starts from a misleading headline, Israelis shoot dead ‘mentally ill’ woman near Gaza barrier, and goes downhill from there.

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From one Khoury to another

Late addition to the BBC drops a Brick Khoury is a very common name in the Levant, especially in Lebanon but also in Israel/Palestine. It is exclusively Christian and means Priest. Had I known about Pastor Naim Khoury while writing … Continue reading

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The BBC drops a brick

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0savesSave BufferHow old is Rasha Khoury? There is still time to check out The Brick on BBC Radio 4, if you have the stomach. It’s full of smaller errors but even without them the story fails to be faithful to … Continue reading

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