HRC Reminds CBC Reporter of Need for Context in Tweets

October 29, 2014

On October 24, CBC Mideast bureau chief Sasa Petricic issued the following tweet to his almost 10,000 followers:

What Petricic failed to acknowledge is that Israel contends that the Palestinian teenager was shot while throwing a Molotov cocktail at a highway that is often used by Israelis near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Irrespective of the character restrictions inherent in Twitter, Petricic could have acknowledged this in his tweet, or he could have issued a part 2 to this tweet in a follow-up post, but he failed to do so even though HRC sent Petricic this tweet:

Importantly, people who throw bombs at civilians are not engaging in a form of legitimate political “protest”, they are engaging in terrorism. This CBC reporter’s failure to report on this incident in a fair manner was most unfortunate.


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