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The Press & Palestine:
The Bad, the Ugly...and a Shift?

Wednesday, 14 September 2022
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm UTC / 8pm Palestine

Presented by UMKR and MFSA


For many decades, the world has seen an extreme bias in press coverage of Israel/Palestine. The agenda and perspective of the Israeli government and its supporters has been the nearly universal message in mainstream media. This webinar will consider how that has been accomplished so effectively, and the specifics ways that the press presents a dishonest and unjust depiction of oppression and resistance in the Holy Land.

In recent years, a few glimmers of positive changes are beginning to appear, where oppressed voices are heard and war crimes are more honestly reported. Our speakers will also discuss where we can see these occasional improvements, what significance they have, and what factors may have contributed to changing coverage of Israel/Palestine.

Speakers will also discuss steps that individuals and groups may take to encourage more honest and justice-oriented media coverage of the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom and equality.

The speakers in this webinar are experienced journalists who have reported in depth about the widespread problems with mainstream media's reporting on Israel/Palestine:

MARIAM BARGHOUTI is a Palestinian-American journalist,

and policy analyst based in Ramallah, Palestine. She is the

Senior Palestine Correspondent at Mondoweiss. Her

reporting and analysis has been featured in the New York

Times, the Guardian, Newsweek, The Intercept, CNN,

the BBC, Al-Jazeera English, Middle East Eye and others.

LAURA ALBAST is a Palestinian-American journalist,

media analyst and activist. She is currently the Senior

Editor of Digital Strategy and Communications at the

Institute for Palestine Studies-USA in Washington DC,

as well as an organizer with the Palestinian Youth

Movement. Her publications and appearances include

The Washington Post, The New Arab, Aljazeera,

Doha News, TRT World, KPFA, and other outlets.

UMKR Steering Committee member,

Dr. Martha Banks, is the moderator for this webinar.


Below the video, see resources and information

shared during the webinar or related to this topic.

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