FULLY BOOKED Capturing Conflict: Unseen Gaza

We are screening Unseen Gaza as part of our Capturing Conflict Film Festival which showcases a selection of the most important films about the risks journalists and filmmakers take in order to get their stories out.

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?

With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.

Featuring images that haven’t before been aired on mainstream television, Jon also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He compares the coverage available on terrestrial channels with satellite TV and the internet and investigates the extent to which some British Muslims are by-passing the mainstream British media and looking elsewhere for their information.

To what extent does the choice of news outlet affect opinion of the conflict?

1 comment

  1. “strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV” – Now I understand a little better why only Islamic TV have been intererested in images I made during Feb/Mar 09 in Gaza and throughout the 5000 mile drive across Europe and North Africa by George Galloway’s Viva Palestina Convoy.

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