Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and openDemocracy’s International Security Editor, summarizes impressions for the first days of the Israel/Lebanon ceasefire and states some observable, but easily overlooked, facts:
The coverage of the war across the middle east was more intense than any other story of the period, even Iraq. The twenty-four-hour reporting by numerous regional news channels emphasised the civilian losses in Lebanon. The media coverage in Britain and across much of Europe increasingly highlighted the damage in Lebanon, especially in Beirut and Tyre. By contrast, American TV reporting focused more on Israeli perspectives and experiences.
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