MEDIA COMMENT: Servicing Hamas

MEDAD'S WORDS

Media comment: Servicing Hamas

By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK, 17/07/2014

One of the duties of our media is to present truthfully how we are perceived in the eyes of the world.

A professional media network is challenged during times of war. It is not easy to get hard facts. Both sides will invariably attempt to assure the media coverage they want, and not necessarily the truth. During the past few days, the BBC exposed how Hamas manipulated old pictures from Syria and Iraq, presenting as images of the present round of hostilities between Israel and Hamas. A reporter on the scene, hearing a siren or a rocket and having to take cover himself, is hard pressed to let his audience know what really happened.

Any war is not only determined by the military results but also how they are perceived. One of the duties of our media is to…

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