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An interview with Greenwald on NBC shutting down reporter who witnessed the killing of the four Palestinian children on the beach

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Here is some background, which I blogged yesterday:

Glenn Greenwald’s report in The Intercept on NBC’s actions

Democracy Now!‘s interview with the reporter, Tyler Hicks, after he was pulled from Gaza by NBC

And Democracy Now! has a video interview (with transcript at the link) with Glenn Greenwald about this incident. Their blurb:

NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach. Mohyeldin was kicking a soccer ball around with the boys just minutes before they died. He is a longtime reporter in the region. In his coverage, he reports on the Gaza conflict in the context of the Israeli occupation, sparking criticism from some supporters of the Israeli offensive. Back in 2008 and 2009, when he worked for Al Jazeera, Mohyeldin and his colleague Sherine Tadros were the only foreign journalists on the ground in Gaza as Israel killed 1,400 people in what it called “Operation Cast Lead.” We speak to Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, who has revealed that the decision to pull Mohyeldin from Gaza and remove him from reporting on the situation came from NBC executive David Verdi. Greenwald also comments on the broader picture of the coverage of the Israel/Palestine conflict in the U.S. media.

All three of the articles at the link are worth reading and raise serious questions about Israel’s actual goal in this conflict.

Written by LeisureGuy

18 July 2014 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Mideast Conflict

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