Review commentary: is the BBC biased?: the corporation and the coverage of the 2006 Israeli--Hezbollah war

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/230020
Title:
Review commentary: is the BBC biased?: the corporation and the coverage of the 2006 Israeli--Hezbollah war
Authors:
Gaber, Ivor; Seymour, Emily; Thomas, Lisa
Abstract:
In the light of the findings of the BBC's 2006 impartiality review of their coverage of the Arab—Israeli conflict, and the fact that most of the accusations of bias against the BBC continue to come from pro-Israel lobbyists, this research sought to investigate whether their claims of anti-Israel bias during the BBC's reporting of the 2006 Israeli— Hezbollah war could be validated. Using ITV News as a control group, these claims were measured against the BBC's revised editorial guidelines for covering the Middle East. The article demonstrates that, whilst certain aspects of the coverage were problematic, BBC journalists broadly adhered to the Governors' revised editorial guidelines, and covered the conflict more or less impartially — if there was any bias it was towards, rather than against, Israel. ITV News coverage was more problematic but still achieved a significant degree of impartiality.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; Goldsmiths, University of London
Citation:
Gaber, I., Seymour, E., Thomas, L. (2009) 'Review commentary: is the BBC biased?: the corporation and the coverage of the 2006 Israeli--Hezbollah war' Journalism 10 (2):239-259.
Publisher:
Sage Journals
Journal:
Journalism
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/230020
DOI:
10.1177/1464884908100603
Additional Links:
http://jou.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1464884908100603
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1464-8849
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGaber, Ivoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Lisaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-21T10:50:05Zen
dc.date.available2012-06-21T10:50:05Zen
dc.date.issued2009-04en
dc.identifier.citationGaber, I., Seymour, E., Thomas, L. (2009) 'Review commentary: is the BBC biased?: the corporation and the coverage of the 2006 Israeli--Hezbollah war' Journalism 10 (2):239-259.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1464-8849en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1464884908100603en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/230020en
dc.description.abstractIn the light of the findings of the BBC's 2006 impartiality review of their coverage of the Arab—Israeli conflict, and the fact that most of the accusations of bias against the BBC continue to come from pro-Israel lobbyists, this research sought to investigate whether their claims of anti-Israel bias during the BBC's reporting of the 2006 Israeli— Hezbollah war could be validated. Using ITV News as a control group, these claims were measured against the BBC's revised editorial guidelines for covering the Middle East. The article demonstrates that, whilst certain aspects of the coverage were problematic, BBC journalists broadly adhered to the Governors' revised editorial guidelines, and covered the conflict more or less impartially — if there was any bias it was towards, rather than against, Israel. ITV News coverage was more problematic but still achieved a significant degree of impartiality.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Journalsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://jou.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1464884908100603en_GB
dc.subjectbias in journalismen
dc.subjectIsraelen
dc.subjectHezbollahen
dc.subjectPalestineen
dc.subjectBBCen
dc.titleReview commentary: is the BBC biased?: the corporation and the coverage of the 2006 Israeli--Hezbollah waren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentGoldsmiths, University of Londonen
dc.identifier.journalJournalismen_GB
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