For anyone not already familiar with the stellar work of the site, Just Journalism (JJ), you’ve been missing out on an important media watchdog group. JJ is an independent research organization focused on how Israel and Middle East issues are reported in the UK media and tries to stimulate debate about the wider issue of journalistic accountability. Of particular interest to JJ is to what extent media coverage adheres to the journalistic standards set out in the UK’s regulatory frameworks. So, we were very happy to learn that they recently launched a new blog, called The Wire. As CiF Watch’s mission is to expose anti-Semitism and egregious anti-Israel bias at the Guardian and their blog, Comment is Free, JJ is indeed an important ally of ours, and we welcome their new blog to the neighborhood.
Also of note, is a new blog, called Jhate, dedicated to providing analysis of contemporary anti-Semitism by, according to the site’s “about us” section, “…a Jewish guy with some knowledge of the subject.” Of course, I’m friendly with the blogger in question, and, believe me, his knowledge and erudition regarding Judaism and anti-Semitism can’t be overstated.
So, to The Wire and Jhate, I give a hearty WELCOME ABOARD!