Published: 2023-05-20 23:26
Last Updated: 2023-06-02 00:00
US mainstream media and international media in general, have been often criticized for their biased coverage of news related to Palestine. Most Western media has been accused of falling short when it comes to objective journalism, as the coverage is oftentimes pro-Israeli Occupation. Recently, however, some news outlets and journalists have been pushing for more objective and just coverage of news and events in occupied Palestinian territories.
Among the journalist leading this notable shift are MSNBC’s Mehdi Raza Hasan and Ayman Mohyeldin, who are pushing the usual boundaries, holding people accountable and calling for change.
Their professionalism has brought their audience objective, just, news coverage of the Israeli occupation’s aggression on Gaza and the West Bank. They shed light on the human rights abuses that take place in Occupied Palestinian territory every day.
While many Western media news outlets are yet to start delivering news in a way that is fair to Palestine and its people, Hasan and Mohyeldin are speaking the minds of millions and fighting for news coverage that is just and reflective of the truth.
-Most recent videos-
Saturday, Hasan shared a video entitled ‘How Gaza war helps Israeli companies sell arms abroad,’ with the following caption:
‘The perpetual violence in Gaza has been framed by Israel as a war on terror, while Palestinians claim it’s about racism and colonialism. But what if it’s about something else? A new book by Antony Loewenstein reveals that Israeli defense companies are using the war to market Israeli arms sales abroad.’
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The two journalists also shared a video on social media in which they criticize Biden's speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which failed to mention Shireen Abu Akleh.
The caption read: '#AymanMohyeldin and #MehdiHasan discuss President Biden’s call for press freedom at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner but his failure to mention Shireen Abu Akleh or Julian Assange.'
Mohyeldin called it a ‘missed opportunity for him to renew calls for accountability in the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.
Hasan criticized the fact that Biden ‘singles out named people who we should all campaign for’ but leaves out Abu Akleh among other journalists.
-The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh-
On May 11, Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh (51), was killed after being shot by the Israeli Occupation Forces while covering an Israeli Occupation army raid inside the Jenin refugee camp.
The FBI had reportedly opened an investigation six months ago but 'haven't heard anything on that,' said Hasan in his video with Mohyeldin shared on May 2.
'She was killed almost a year ago, nothing from Biden on her,' he added.
According to Al Jazeera, 'the Department of Justice has continued to refuse to confirm or comment on the purported investigation.'
Washington, which provides a little under USD 4 billion in annual aid to the Israeli Occupation, has 'opposed efforts to seek accountability for Abu Akleh at the International Criminal Court,' Al Jazeera added.