Talk:Media coverage of the Arab–Israeli conflict

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Article copyedit and cleanup[edit]

This article requires copyediting. It has too many long quotes instead of summarizing comments from sources. It's description Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, which is a a progressive media criticism organization as a Pro-Palestinian watchdog is inaccurate and misleading. I intend doing a major edit to counter these problems.Cathar66 (talk) 14:40, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

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Some current issues with the article[edit]

Reading over this article, I came across the following issues and concerns with it's title, scope, POV, and missing information/incompleteness:

  • The title of the article is "Media coverage of the Arab–Israeli conflict" but the articles scope is not simply about media coverage of the Arab–Israeli conflict in general but rather Allegations of media bias in their coverage of the Arab–Israeli conflict. Maybe the article title should be changed to more narrowly reflect the current scope of the article.
  • The article's examples of alleged bias seem to focus almost exclusively on alleged anti-Israel/pro-palistianian bias with very little on allegations of pro-israel/anti-Palestinian bias. There should be more added about alleged pro-Israel/anti-palistinian bias.
  • The article lists some possible reason for the alleged bias but does fails to mention one other possible reason, the influence of lobbying and other non-governmental groups with ties to one side of the conflicts or another.
  • The article mentions several different media watchdog groups but fails to provide much sufficient info on them in this article. I would suggest adding a section near the "Reasons for bias" section that explains the major media bias watch orgs like Camera snd FAIR. It should include that a summery of any controversy surrounding these orgs so readers know that they are not everyone accepts them as just fair and balanced watchdogs. The list of watchdog groups could be moved up from bottom of the article to the end of this new section.
  • The article's section on "Contentious incidents" is solely about incidents that are alleged to be illustrative of unfair anti-israeli bias but lacks on incidents that are alleged to illustrate unfair pro-israel bias. This should be addressed.
  • Another problem with the " "Contentious incidents" section is that the subsection on the "Muhammad al-Durrah affair" seems top have been either poorly written or latter had info removed such that it know is missing key bits of info to make the summery of the incident understandable. For example, When I first read the section, I had no idea who what "However, in early 2012, Dr. David Yehudah was sued by al-Dura's father and was acquitted in French court." referred to. The summery does not say who Dr. David Yehudah is or why he was sued. The section needs to be rewritten to explain who he is as well as clear up any other confusing sentences that seem out of place or lacking context. A reader shouldn't have to read the separate article on "Philippe Karsenty", as I had to, to learn who Dr. David Yehudah is and his relevance to this controversy. I would also recommend double checking the other contentious incident summaries for any missing info/context in them too.
  • The sections "Other criticisms" and "Internet and social media" could be moved up to just after the "reasons for bias" but before the new "media watchdog" section I propose.
  • Here is what my proposal would be for rearranging and adding to the sections in the article. The new section layout would be as follows: 1-Types of bias, 2-Reasons for bias, 3-Other criticisms, 4- Media watchdog groups, 5-Contentious incidents, 6-Films, 7-Internet and social media

Anyway, I think that covers the main concerns I have at this time. --Notcharliechaplin (talk) 09:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)