Joel Schalit / 18 May 2021

The News is Netanyahu

Israel and the Foreign Press

If you hate the media, it was a dream come true. The Israeli Air Force had just destroyed the offices of two of the most influential news organisations in the world.(...)

Matt Rubenstein / 01 Jul 2020

Did the Russians Do It?

When the Press Takes Sides

Nothing unusual here. The Taliban have been killing NATO troops in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. But this story was a little different. According to the New York Times, recent attacks on US and British forces have been partially sponsored by Russia.(...)

Joel Schalit / 22 Apr 2020

The Italian Campaign

Russia Threatens the Press

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia's Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook.(...)
More objective reporting. London, May 2017.
Josh White / 20 Jan 2020

Reinventing the British Press

Life After Brexit

The Battleground was launched in January 2019 in response to the rise of populism around the world and the failure of traditional media to account for this paradigm shift. The centre-ground has collapsed, yet its institutions remain in place as a cruel reminder of what was.(...)