Tag Archives: Gaza

Gas vs. Smoke

Contest HAMAS claims about teargas Tyre fires produce much smoke, which carries toxic chemicals from the breakdown of synthetic rubber compounds while burning. That includes cyanide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and products of butadiene and styrene. The average passenger car … Continue reading

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No fact checking in Ireland?

What concentration camps, Mr.Horgan? Fault-finders of Edward Horgan‘s ‘Standing up for Palestine’ in this week’s Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper (print,  digital online) and Irish Examiner’s reader’s blog with slight changes in all three expect to be hit by the standard ‘Criticism of … Continue reading

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Crikey Glenn Le Lievre

Eight frames – all wrong Editorial cartoonists make great propagandists – for either side. Even though they appear in news media a genuinely neutral cartoonist would probably be dead boring. ‘Crikey’† cartoonist Glenn Le Lievre is far from dead boring but one … Continue reading

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Written in Cement

Why 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 for … Continue reading

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

The 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 the … Continue reading

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Trapped

Reply to Gaza: land of the trapped This is the text of a letter I wrote to Kevin Doyle, author of Gaza:land of the trapped, about the printed article. Reply to the video which, at least to my mind contains worse errors, … 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

We 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 are … Continue reading

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Time for a last push

Change BBC boilerplate on Gaza casualties to reflect disputed figures. The petition to push the BBC to fulfil their journalistic and legal duty to neutrality has stopped moving. Nevertheless 680 signatures is quite respectable and it will be submitted this … Continue reading

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