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News analysis that examines alDurah Journalism:
Perhaps the first major wave of DurahJournalism came with the coverage of Operation Defensive Shield’s siege of the Jenin Refugee camp, ground zero for the suicide bombers that had plagued Israel for two years before they responded in force.
- Tom Gross, “Jeningrad: What the British Media Said,” National Review, 13.5.02
A particularly revealing episode of the corporatism and self-protectiveness of the media in refusing to reconsider coverage that, no matter how damaging, might damage the framing of the conflict between Israel and her neighbors came in response to Philippe Karsenty’s victory in the Appeals court in 2008.
- Ivan Rioufol, “Les médias, pouvoir intouchable,” Le Figaro, 13.6.08
- John Rosenthal, When it Comes to Al-Dura, Journalists Are Against Free Speech, PJMedia 20.6.08
- Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, “L’affaire Enderlin: Being a French journalist means never having to say you’re sorry” Weekly Standard, 7.7.08