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While in every Western democracy a press card opens doors, in Israel it opens only museums

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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While in every Western democracy a press card opens doors, in Israel it opens only museums


www.haaretz.com

If the media is the battlefield , the soldiers are the photographers and reporters. Despite advances allowing photographs to be manipulated, their credibility as testimony is decisive.

Israeli policy-makers and shapers of public opinion were therefore quick to declare their intention of cloaking and impeding broadcasts from the flotilla in the hope of filtering the flow of material.
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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Now people, I am hoping this will make it to at least page three before the hate kicks in!

The reporter talks about media manipulation and the fact that Israeli photojournalists aren't being given freedom to report on some of today's most important stories. This thread is started in an effort to talk about the growing concern around reporting restrictions placed on journalists by the military and government in an area that most needs honest coverage.

In effect, the article talks about media restrictions that are faced by journalists across the world. I include the UK and USA here also.

What do people think about the way journalism is headed with all the outside influences the trade faces?

www.haaretz.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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Thank you for focusing the topic more on the manner of reporting as opposed to the situation at hand.

True investigative journalism reporting would seem to have long since become a thing of the past. Apparently world-wide media outlets no longer require nor promote the same, instead focusing more on how they can best spin the "story" to suit , incite, inspire and draw ratings from their viewing base ... all the while basically forming and fomenting "public opinion(s)"



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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[edit on 14-6-2010 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Thank you for focusing the topic more on the manner of reporting as opposed to the situation at hand.

True investigative journalism reporting would seem to have long since become a thing of the past. Apparently world-wide media outlets no longer require nor promote the same, instead focusing more on how they can best spin the "story" to suit , incite, inspire and draw ratings from their viewing base ... all the while basically forming and fomenting "public opinion(s)"


Exactly my intention with the thread. Reporting styles, pressures journalists face whilst covering stories against the odds to reveal all the rights and wrongs. My dad comes from a 'Good Night Good Luck' school of journalism and am keen to elicit member views on good old fashioned investigative journalism. Is it a dead or dying art?



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