We’re Expanding Our Media Watchdog Website to Keep Leading UK Newspapers Accountable
In 2009, a small group of dedicated activists concerned about inaccurate and inflammatory coverage of Israel, and tolerance towards antisemitism, in the British media had an audacious idea: to take on the media group representing the central address of this problem: The Guardian.
The new blog established by this group was called CiF Watch, reflecting the initial focus on The Guardian’s online home for op-eds, known as “Comment is Free” (CiF). The initial post at CiF Watch pledged to expose and combat the bigoted and one-sided nature of The Guardian’s obsessive focus on Israel — and, by extension, the Jewish people.
In 2012, we launched a sister site to monitor the BBC (BBC Watch), led by Hadar Sela.
In 2013, both CiF Watch and BBC Watch proudly became part of the leading pro-Israel media monitoring organization CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis), whose acquisition of our small pro-Israel “start-up” was likened by one supporter to a small Israeli high-tech company being bought by Google.
And in 2015, we expanded our coverage and began monitoring British media outlets other than The Guardian, changing our name to UK Media Watch.
Today, we are pleased to announce that, in response to rising antisemitism in the UK and continuing media bias against Israel, we’ve launched a new interactive website, CAMERA-UK (www.camera-uk.org), which will combine content from the two existing UK-focused CAMERA sites: UK Media Watch and BBC Watch.
The CAMERA UK website is more user-friendly and similar in design and layout to the main CAMERA.org website. Most importantly, it includes information on how the public can file complaints to British media outlets in response to false or misleading claims about Israel.
CAMERA-UK will be co-edited by me and Hadar Sela.
We strongly encourage you to read our posts and forward us tips on British media bias or antisemitism by emailing us at [email protected]
As always, we thank you for continuing to support us in carrying out our vital mission.
Adam Levick serves as Managing Editor of UK Media Watch — an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).