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The ABC’s unhealthy coverage of Gaza’s antibiotic resistance problem

An ability to differentiate genuine news from propaganda is a basic skill required of journalists – whether you work for a high school newspaper...

AIJAC mourns two Israeli giants – Amos Oz and Moshe Arens

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) mourns the loss of two great Israelis - Amos Oz and Moshe Arens. Arens, who passed away on...

Noted and Quoted – January 2019

A longer online article by Beirut-based Middle East correspondent Adam Harvey – titled “Israel-Lebanon Blue Line wall to offer war-hit locals peace of mind, but some fears persist” – was entirely from the Lebanese perspective

Media Microscope: Burying the Lede

As the debate over whether Australia should recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there entered its third month, the Fairfax papers continued with their modus operandi of giving little prominence to stories that might challenge their favoured narrative

Noted and Quoted – December 2018

PM Scott Morrison’s review into Australian backing for the Iran nuclear deal saw the Age newspaper (Oct. 20) ... canvassing the opinions of only those supportive of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This included Wendy Sherman, who was the Obama Administration’s chief negotiator of the deal

Media Microscope: Jerusalem Syndrome

The Fairfax newspapers gave the appearance of a media organisation determined to find constant new angles to insist any such policy change would fracture Australian relations with regional neighbours.

Submission to Senate inquiry into Allegations of Political Interference in the...

AIJAC made this submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications' inquiry into Allegations of Political interference in the ABC. 

Noted and Quoted – November 2018

Fairfax international editor Peter Hartcher was quoted all over the media condemning PM Morrison’s announcement in extreme terms

Noted and Quoted – October 2018

News Ltd senior journalist Sharri Markson has uncovered another instance of Australian taxpayer funds distributed to aid organisation Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA allegedly being used to pay the wages of a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is proscribed in Australia and elsewhere as a banned terrorist group. 

Media Microscope: Agent of change

To fully appreciate the complexity of the myriad issues involved in the Trump Administration’s US$350 million funding cut to the United Nations Relief and...