Canadian Journalists Fear Retaliation for Criticizing Coverage of Israeli Attacks on Gaza
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More than 2,000 people signed the letter, which was addressed broadly to Canadian newsrooms, including journalists in Canada and the U.S., writers, and students. Shortly after it was published on Friday, letter organizers started hearing from journalists who had been called into meetings with management at their respective newsrooms to discuss why they had signed. At least three people were completely taken off coverage of the region, according to two people familiar with the organizing efforts, who spoke with The Intercept on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation from employers.
The letter noted that some Canadian style guides “still ban the use of the word ‘Palestine’ in coverage,” and highlighted a May 6 Al-Jazeera column that pointed out that only two Canadian publications covered a Human Rights Watch report last month on decades of Israel’s crimes in Palestine.
Andray Domise, a contributing editor at Maclean’s magazine who signed the letter, told The Intercept that he had also heard from fellow signatories at other newsrooms who were asked to meet with their management. One reporter circulated a Google Doc on Twitter to share resources with reporters experiencing reprisal.
Domise said he was already disturbed by media coverage of Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters when the letter came to his attention. “I was listening to the radio, watching news conferences, and so forth,” he said. “The most nuanced coverage I was able to get was in social media. Which, as a journalist, should be embarrassing.”
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“The most nuanced coverage I was able to get was in social media. Which, as a journalist, should be embarrassing.” It;s beyond embarrassing, it’s another indictment of corporate media as Israel apologists.
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