Propaganda and War

Israel-Lebanon fighting captures Arabic media; Iraq fades

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For Arab news media, the war between Israel and Hezbollah has pushed Iraq to the back of newscasts and off front pages.

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FCC scrutinizes "fake news" on local TV

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FCC launches inquiry into video news releases at 77 TV stations.

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Behind the media's Gazan blind spot

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As the Israeli war on Lebanon continues to dominate world headlines, Israel's ongoing war against Gaza seems to be taking place in a relative media blind spot.

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Hezbollah's Al Manar: Broadcasting from the Bunker

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Neither bombs nor computer hackers working for the Israeli army have been able to silence Al-Manar. The TV channel broadcasts Hezbollah propaganda from a secret location, and every minute it remains on the air is a triumph in the war of images for Hezbollah -- and a setback for Israel.

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Reporters Without Borders linked to right-wing funder

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International Republican Institute Grants Uncovered: Reporters Without Borders and Washington's Coups

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Media activists use "press stakeout" to put tough questions before Israeli ambassador

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Israel's ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ayalon, was questioned last Sunday in Washington DC as part of a press stakeout. Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy was there to ask the tough questions. He grilled Ayalon on Israel's targeting of civilians and use of cluster bombs in Lebanon, Israel's nuclear arsenal and its lack of adherence to United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey