Book Launch, ‘More Bad News from Israel’, with Greg Philo and John Pilger

The book launch of Greg Philo and Mike Berry’s More Bad News from Israel is taking place on Thursday 19th May, at 6:30pm in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London, W1CH 0XG.

The event will feature a discussion on the issue of media partiality relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Speaking will be Greg Philo and John Pilger. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

Speaking at the event are John Pilger and Greg Philo

The book launch is free to attend, and further details of the time and location can be found on the Facebook event page.

More Bad News from Israel is a new edition of the seminal Bad News from Israel (Pluto Press, 2004). The new book examines media coverage of the current conflict in the Middle East and the impact it has on public opinion. In the largest study ever undertaken in this area, the authors illustrate major differences in the way Israelis and Palestinians are represented, including how casualties are shown and the presentation of the motives and rationales of both sides.

Building on research undertaken by the Glasgow Media Group, this new edition includes studies of how television covered the Israeli attack on Gaza in December 2008 and on the Gaza flotilla in 2010. It shows the very sophisticated level of public relations now offered by Israel and how news has often reproduced this without offering an alternative perspective from the Palestinians. The impact on public opinion is explored through new audience research which greatly extends that of the first edition. It includes new findings on how the impact of even the most terrible images of war can be reduced by controlling audience beliefs about the origins of violence.

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