Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome to Reuters Middle East Watch

Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
That's how Reuters describes itself at the bottom of its primary news website.   Ten years of careful analysis of Reuters' coverage of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs reveals a media titan that is certainly large, certainly powerful, but one that while purporting to be "fair", in fact, consistently slants its reporting in favor of one of the warring parties. 

At R-MEW, we will examine Reuters' stories on the Middle East conflict appearing on its news and information websites as well as its blog devoted to events in Israel and the Palestinian territories.  We will employ a variety of tested and respected analytical methods to expose in these stories, instances of bias, errors of commission, errors of omission, and the use of propaganda tactics intended to manipulate public opinion.  We will also show how the accounts of Reuters' correspondents are frequently at odds with the facts.


  1. Thank you for starting this blog and drawing detailed attention this media bais - which it deserves. I have noticed many times that Reuters "news" read much more like an op-ed piece.

  2. i just hope you really are fair and impartial and do not cave in to the pressures from pro israel organisations who will try to intimidate and discredit you if you do not see this conflict through the israeli lense.

  3. Please see this post:
    On this blog:

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Can't thank you enough for this brave endeavor - I see the hate-filled lies/abuse you will be suffering have started almost before you have! Best of luck to you - this is important for everyone, whether people are intelligent enough to see it or not.

  5. TBOTH, we've visited the site; thanks for the billing and the support.

    ICK, great nick and thank you as well.