CDFJ says western media outlets failed the credibility test

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists blasts the western media for its abysmal lack of integrity on the Palestinian issue

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AMMAN — The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) has asserted that many western media outlets have failed the test of credibility, objectivity, and impartiality since the start of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.اضافة اعلان

“Many Western media outlets are working to serve Israeli disinformation campaigns and have played a role in promoting Israeli lies and fake news,” a statement from the CDFJ read.

The Center explained that the position of the Western media is not due to a lack of knowledge of professional standards, but rather a blatant political bias at the expense of independence and professionalism.

CDFJ said that well-established Western media outlets had not put the effort to verify the false and fabricated narratives of the leaders of the Israeli occupation. They accused them of complicity in spreading misinformation about the beheading of Israeli children, and absolving the occupation of its responsibility for the massacre at the Al Ahli Hospital, by broadcasting Israeli claims that the explosion was a misfired Islamic Jihad rocket without investigation and scrutiny.

“Media outlets did not review history, nor their archives to see the number of lies that the occupation authorities have spread in the past decades,” they continued. 

“If media outlets had waited a little longer, it would have become clear to them that dozens of crimes Israel had committed and disavowed had been proven with conclusive evidence. This is documented by United Nations reports, missions’ reports, and independent international committees.”

CDFJ condemned the bias of many Western media outlets based on the identity and affiliation of the victims, and pointed out that the human rights framework since the beginning of the aggression on Gaza had been absent in many Western media outlets.

CDFJ brought to mind how the Western media sided in the Ukrainian war, how they supported the right of the Ukrainian people to confront the “Russian aggression”, and how they shed light on the crimes and human rights violations that occurred in Ukraine.

“Why did the conscience of the Western media wake up in Ukraine, and most of it did not about what is happening in Gaza?”

The Center criticized the harassment campaigns carried out by media outlets against journalists who criticize the Israeli aggression, support Palestinian rights, or express objection to their media outlets’ bias towards the Israeli narrative.

CDFJ said that journalists were expelled from their work because of criticism of the Israeli leadership, and others were referred for investigation because of their declared positions, in addition to others who had the courage to submit their resignations in protest against the blatant bias of their institutions.

They went on to warn of the Israeli occupation’s tendency to close many media outlets under the pretext of “harming national security,”.

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