Friday, 7 November 2008

Israel and Europe: Is the media biased?, Chaim Herzog Institute conference

I could not resist posting the video of this conference which was attended by Andrés Ortega Klein, Columnist and Editorial Writer at the Spanish newspaper El País, after reading these articles by Eamonn McDonagh at Z-Word underlining El País' anti-Israeli biais:

Variations on the One State Solution,
José Manuel Sánchez Gordillo and Pseudo-Martyrdom,
Amnesia and El País,
Bigotry in Print. Crowds Chant Murder. Something's Changed, by Paul Berman in The Forward.

Nine months later, at El País and at most European newspapers, it's still anti-Israeli business as usual.

"Is The Media Biased? The coverage of Israel in Europe and of Europe in Israel"
The Fourth Europe-Israel Media Dialogue
The Chaim Herzog Institute for Media Politics and Society, Tel-Aviv University

(it is well worth watching in full)

17 February 2008 - 17:30 - Opening
Ambassador Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the State of Israel
Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice Rector, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Yoram Peri, Head of the Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics and Society, Tel Aviv University

Ms. Tallie Lipkin-Shahak, Ma'ariv, Galei - Tzahal

Joren Mikkelsen, Editor-in Chief, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
Andrés Ortega Klein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, El País, Spain
Raymond Whitaker, Foreign Editor, The Independent on Sunday, UK
David Landau, Editor, Haarez
Yaakov Ahimeir, Editor and Commentator, Channel 1, IBA
Sever Plocker, Chief Economic Editor, Yedioth Ahronoth

1 comment:

Anon said...

Is the media biased? Was Der Sturmer and the Volkischer Beobachter biased?