Is Canadian media biased towards Israel and against Palestinians? Where does bias come from, and how can we challenge it? On this episode, Michael and Tom are joined by Passage’s Davide Mastracci, author of a chapter on Canadian media and pro-Israel bias in the book Advocating for Palestine in Canada (Fernwood, 2022). We talk about the role of journalists, editors, corporate owners, and lobby groups in pushing media coverage to be favourable to Israel, and how these factors undermine reporting on Israel’s human rights abuses.
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Links from this podcast:
- Read Mastracci’s chapter in Advocating for Palestine in Canada
- Read Mastracci’s article in Passage
- Now You Know – Mastracci’s newsletter on pro-Israel lobbying in media
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