Metro UK corrects article that erased Hamas rockets from Gaza war

Last week, we complained to editors at Metro UK, and tweeted the journalist, about an article (“69-year-old Palestine protester scales 650ft crane near US embassy”, June 15th) that included the following brief summary of the recent war between Israel and Hamas.

As we noted to editors, the first sentence we highlighted included only Israel’s ‘bombardment of Gaza’, but omitted Hamas rocket fire into Israel that sparked the war.  The second sentence we highlighted included only Palestinians killed in the war, whilst omitting Israeli casualties.

Our complaint was upheld, and the sentences amended to include the relevant information:

However, contravening standard journalistic practices, Metro UK failed to note the correction below the article.

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  1. says: Neil C

    Unfortunately journalism in the UK has hit rock bottom, I would not trust a journalist or a reporter to tell me the weather correctly, indeed I never do.

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