Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace
News Release, May 22, 2012
N.S. newspapers favour Israel, ignore Palestinians
Nova Scotia daily newspaper coverage of the Middle East favours Israel and almost never quotes Palestinians, a study has found.
Jim Guild of Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace (CAJJP) searched and analyzed more than 500 stories published between Dec. 1,2011 and May 15, 2012 that contained the word Israel or Palestinian.
Israel appeared in 467 stories and Palestinian in only 68, said Mr. Guild, a volunteer researcher with the Halifax-based group. “Fewer than 10 of the 500 plus stories quoted a Palestinian, and usually at the end of the story,” he said. “Israeli government officials were quoted or cited in all stories reviewed.” Continue reading