CBC Ombud Partially Upholds HRC Complaint: Report Should've Mentioned UNWRA Ties to Hamas

On January 3, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin partially upheld a recent HonestReporting Canada complaint finding that a November article by Mideast bureau chief Derek Stoffel which mentioned Canada’s cutting core funding to UNWRA under the Harper administration, should have included relevant context stating that the funding cut was due to UNWRA’s being closely tied to the Hamas […]

Canadian Media Indict Israel for Palestinian Deaths at UN School

Canadian news outlets rushed to indict Israel for the deaths of 16 Palestinians who were seeing refuge in a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun on July 24. Instead of being judicious about the incident, news outlets took Palestinian allegations of Israeli culpability at face value. Several Canadian journalists presumed Israel guilty of the incident despite […]

The Media Assault on Israel One "Scandal" at a Time

An advance version of a UN Human Rights Council report on last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict has exonerated Israel for the death of a Palestinian child which the media blamed on Israel. It has also acknowledged that the majority of Hamas attacks on Israel were indiscriminate and launched from populated areas, which constitute double war crimes. This should […]