09 February 2010

BBC on the Gaza blockade: the roles of Israel and Egypt

In a fairly wondrous turn of events, BBC discovers Egypt:

Just Journalism has today published a study suggesting a shift in editorial policy at the BBC News website regarding the blockade of Gaza. ‘BBC on the Gaza blockade: the roles of Israel and Egypt’ shows that for most of 2009, the Gaza blockade was associated solely with Israel, rather than with Israel and Egypt. However, more recently, the Corporation’s website has reflected more consistently the role of Egypt in enforcing the blockade at its shared border with Gaza.
Read the full report here.


Dick Stanley said...

Always intensely studying the situation, those journos.

Mark said...

You could be right about BBC.  I was simply stunned when I watched this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8470100.stm

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep, it's quite an old story as scoops go, but seeing it on BBC is something else. Obviously the Elders' takeover of BBC is completed as planned.

David All said...

It was a bit stunning that the BBC finally aired a fair minded appraisal of Cast Lead from a professional military man. A nice change from their usual nonsense. 

Note: I believe Cast Lead is being studied at British military colleges as a good example of how to conduct an anti-terrorist campaign in an area that is heavily populated by civilians. 

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, it is quite a surprise.