B’nai B’rith International has discovered biased media reporting of the situation in Gaza. In too many cases, Israel is portrayed as the aggressor, while the Hamas rocket fire into Israel is overlooked.
Follow the links below to read letters we have sent to the Associated Press and Reuters.
In response, AP’s assistant international editor wrote back in part:
“At AP we have ongoing, robust discussions about fairness _ in text, photos, video and interactives. I have already addressed this matter with the editors involved.”
And Reuters’ Global Editor of Ethics and Standards responded in part:
“I appreciate your concerns that we have not been explicit enough about the impetus for the Israeli attack.
In certain initial articles we did not focus sufficiently on the rocket attacks against Israel that preceded the Israeli assault. We apologize for that oversight.”
And he concluded: “Going forward we will redouble our vigilance to ensure that our coverage is fair and balanced and reflects all sides of the conflict.”
> Read the B’nai B’rith letter to the Associated Press
> Read the B'nai B'rith letter to Reuters
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