Egypt uprising reveals double standard in media coverage of Israel

HR Comment: Egypt Exposes Media Hypocrisy
February 7, 2011 16:52 by Simon Plosker

The intense coverage of the uprising in Egypt – covered by nearly every journalist in the region – has revealed a significant double standard in the media’s coverage of Israel. The relative decline in coverage of Israel draws attention to the vastly disproprtionate amount of attention Israel receives in the world press, at the expense of coverage of other parts of the Middle East. As a result, relatively minor events in Israel are reported, discussed and analyzed well beyond their importance, while entire movements in places like Egypt are ignored entirely.

The question needs to be asked – is the mainstream media giving its readers the best coverage of the region?

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