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Unseen Gaza, tonight on Channel-4

Mark | 22.01.2009 20:56 | Other Press | Palestine | Repression

Tonight (Thursday 22 January) at 11:05 PM, on Channel 4, a special edition of Dispatches "Unseen Gaza".
In this Dispatches special, Jon Snow examines the difficulties that news organisations around the world have faced in reporting the conflict in Gaza. Who is getting the true picture of events as they happen?

Taken from the Channel-4 news website:

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? (doh! ...of course not!) And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?

With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.

Featuring images that haven't before been aired on mainstream television, Jon also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He compares the coverage available on terrestrial channels with satellite TV and the internet and investigates the extent to which some British Muslims are by-passing the mainstream British media and looking elsewhere for their information.

To what extent does the choice of news outlet affect opinion of the conflict?

See also: Get a taste for the realities of reporting on the Gaza conflict with two clips from the show, in addition to the official on-air trail.

In Peering into the Conflict, Jon Snow speaks to Sky News reporter Dominic Waghorn about the difficulties of broadcasting live from a conflict zone when faced with so many restrictions.

Sieve Out the Propaganda touches upon the frustrations felt by international journalists, as Jon speaks to the Telegraph's Jerusalem correspondent, Tim Butcher.