Monday, 23 August 2010

Panoganda

A mash-up come trailer of the Panorama propaganda show Death In The Med starring propagandist in chief, Jane Corbin.


 

Saturday, 21 August 2010

BBC Bias: Hamas Controls Gaza, well 83% of it

Dear BBC Complaints,

Will you be updating the Borders And Crossings section of the Gaza Profile page, to reflect the recent report carried out by the UNOCHA.

The report says that 17% of Gaza is restricted by Israel, enforced by Israel with live amunition, regualarly killing civilians and children.

You write in the last paragraph of the Hamas Profile page, "With Hamas in charge of Gaza..." - Will you be changing this to, 'With Hamas in charge of 83% of Gaza'?

And will you be changing the 100's of pages you have falsely claimed that Hamas controls Gaza?

eg.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11042430
20/Aug/2010
"The Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip..."

I would like a reply please. My point is a serious one.



Update: 4/sep/2010 - Chased up - Complaint not addressed

BBC Bias: Israeli Buffer Zone Complaint

Dear BBC Complaints,

I want to complain about this map graphic on this page.

BBC Map of the No-Go Zone


which is in fact a watered down version of the map commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, entitled: Gaza Strip: Access Restricted Areas and Affected Localities, the report can be found here.

UN OCHA



Your map is not impartial, it is generous to Israel in its ambiguity and is misleading even biased by its omissions.

By not including the Green Line and by not using the unambiguous label, "No-Go Zone", while preferring the Israel-friendly and totally inaccurate, "Israeli Buffer Zone (up to 1km deep)", you are misleading the casual reader or browser. Here are some points of my complaint for you to consider.

1) This zone is not in Israel nor does it belong to Israel so the word "Israeli" should not be used unless you elaborate.

2) This is not a "Buffer Zone". A buffer zone is a NEUTRAL zone BETWEEN two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflicit.

3) As there is no Green Line or Border, one can be forgiven in thinking the Zone is in Israel, especially when you label it "Israeli".

4) The No-Go Zone is greater than "1km deep".

Please can you address my complaint quickly and address the points I have raised. I would like a reply.



Update: 4/sep/2010 - Chased up - Complaint not addressed

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Letter to MP, Gaza Aid Flotilla

Dear Mr Graeme Morris, MP

Re: Gaza Aid Ship

I am writing to you so I can convey my disgust at the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla which resulted in many people losing their lives. I am also disgusted at the lack of outright condemnation for the Israeli actions.

As I understand it, the ship was in international waters flying the Turkish flag which makes that ship Turkish territory. The raid was in effect a war crime and the passengers have in effect been murdered and kidnapped. Israel's claim that they were defending themselves should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.

Could you possibly imagine a scenario whereby Iran's Revolutionary Guard intercepting and raiding a ship in the Gulf, killing many people onboard? Could you imagine what we in the west would have to say about it? What would we do? But as usual, Israel under the shelter of the U.S. veto, knowing that any criticism will be watered down, get away with murder time and time again. I've heard it all before from our politicians - "we're deeply concerned", "we urge restraint for both sides" etc and then it's forgotten about. I'm hoping you are different.

Then there is the decade-old vile blockade that Israel intensified 3 years ago when Hamas won elections there. The UN has said that Gaza receives less than one quarter of the aid it needs. Gaza is now an open-air prison with Israel controlling its skies, borders and waters which proves that occupation is still not over. And as it's not yet over, Israel should be responsible for Gaza's people under international law. How have Israel escaped justice all this time? Crimes against humanity are ongoing.

Britain votes every year at the general assembly on the peaceful settlement of the Palestine question. I see we vote with the rest of the world for Israel to abide by international law and retreat to the 67 borders. A vote that has about 5 dissenters each year, namely the U.S., Israel and a few U.S. dependent Pacific atolls.

When is this absurdity going to end? When will we act?

Sincerely,