CiF Watch has previously reported on the Guardian’s manipulation of photos in the service of desired narratives, and demonstrated that images don’t necessarily need to be photo-shopped or cropped (what’s become known as “fauxtography“) to mislead or distort.
Here is part 3 of an illuminating photo expose by the media watchdog group Honest Reporting:
Wire service photographers use clever photographic techniques to present a false impression that enhances images of Palestinian “suffering”.
The use of bars in such images is a widespread method of portraying Palestinians as “prisoners” of Israeli occupation and brutality.
For example, The Independent chose to illustrate the story below with an image from AFP/Getty. The caption:
Children join the protest in Gaza City yesterday as Palestinians demanded an end to the siege.