Monday, August 31, 2009

Check It Out: Reuters Middle East Watch

There is a new blog on the block: Reuters Middle East Watch.
Here is their first post from August 25, by way of introduction:

Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
That's how Reuters describes itself at the bottom of its primary news website. Ten years of careful analysis of Reuters' coverage of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs reveals a media titan that is certainly large, certainly powerful, but one that while purporting to be "fair", in fact, consistently slants its reporting in favor of one of the warring parties.

At R-MEW, we will examine Reuters' stories on the Middle East conflict appearing on its news and information websites as well as its blog devoted to events in Israel and the Palestinian territories. We will employ a variety of tested and respected analytical methods to expose in these stories, instances of bias, errors of commission, errors of omission, and the use of propaganda tactics intended to manipulate public opinion. We will also show how the accounts of Reuters' correspondents are frequently at odds with the facts.

Check out their latest posts.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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