Mideast Dig

Mideast Dig A nonprofit investigative journalism operation

Mideast Dig (www.mideastdig.com) is an independent, nonprofit news organization with a mission to vastly elevate the downward spiral in journalism standards on the Israeli-Palestinian and other Middle East conflicts, and a variety of related topics. Among them are Iran; the financing of global terrorism; Islamic extremism; organized crime; and the boycott-Israel movement. We are incorporated as a nonprofit news organization, and have received tax-exempt status under Rule 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. We are governed by a corporate board, and benefit from a strong and diverse advisory board.

Mission: We will accomplish that mission by producing groundbreaking, hard-hitting investigative reporting on significant topics and events in the Middle East that do not receive adequate coverage — or that are entirely ignored by our big-media colleagues. We will also vigorously critique articles and broadcast segments that fail to meet long-established professional standards, especially when those failures are ignored or swept under the rug by news editors. As the late U.S. Supreme Court Louis Brandeis so aptly put it a century ago: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Is it not high time for more sunlight in the Middle East’s media wasteland? In the best traditions of investigative reporting, “The Dig” will drill beneath the surface in the Middle East for underlying realities. True investigative reporting is not just reporting about facts, but reporting the truth about the facts. The need is dire, especially given the increasing importance to the world of the entire Middle East. However, when it comes to media coverage of the region, it’s hardly a secret that the truth is often consigned to making cameo appearances. Many large, respected news organizations produce inaccurate or superficial stories for an assortment of unacceptable reasons — outright bias; laziness; fear; peer pressure; incompetence; inexperience; ignorance of the region’s history; an absence of investigative reporters in the field; the commission of the omission of vital information; sometimes all of the above. For more information: www.mideastdig.com

The New York Times's editorial board suggests that Israel's military use "non-lethal tactics" such as "high-powered fire...
04/26/2018
Media's Pro Forma Bashing of Israel’s Response to Gaza Protests - mideast dig

The New York Times's editorial board suggests that Israel's military use "non-lethal tactics" such as "high-powered fire hoses" on Gazans who try and penetrate the border fence. But renowned defense analyst Dr. Eado Hecht, in this Mideast Dig guest essay, explains how even water cannons could be lethally dangerous to IDF soldiers employing them in this situation. "And there is no reason Israeli soldiers have to die just to soothe the inherent hostility of the New York Times." His essay is here... https://www.mideastdig.com/the-pro-forma-media-bashing-of-israels-response-to-gaza-protests/

Guest Essay: Dr. Eado Hecht, renowned Israeli defense analyst

In the future, one of the important subjects that Mideast Dig will focus on is the promising field of Jewish-Arab co-ven...
03/28/2017
Backed By Big Wheels, A Boston Incubator Hooks Up Young Israelis And Palestinians To Launch Startups

In the future, one of the important subjects that Mideast Dig will focus on is the promising field of Jewish-Arab co-ventures in high tech and general trade in the Middle East. As a sampling of what you can expect, here is a feature that Mideast Dig's Editor wrote on Forbes.com a week ago. Our plan, funding permitting, is to go far deeper into this subject — and in multiple languages and multimedia platforms. This is a subject rarely covered at all by our colleagues at big media outlets.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardbehar/2017/03/21/backed-by-big-wheels-a-boston-incubator-hooks-up-young-israelis-and-palestinians-to-launch-startups/#42c508be6424

With backing from winning business leaders such as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, groups of young Israelis and Palestinians are joining hands in Boston to create startups that may help transform the Middle East. Call it “Our Generation Speaks.”

04/19/2016
Ten Questions for Kobi Michael: Israeli National Security Expert Rips Bernie Sanders - mideast dig

MIDEAST DIG: Ten Questions for Kobi Michael: Former Israeli National Security Official RIPS Bernie Sanders. “Mr. Sanders has to say that if he will be the president, he will demand that the Palestinians stop playing games and to say once and for all that they accept the formula of two nation-states, change the PLO charter as they are obliged to do... and cut the #[email protected]&*!"

http://www.mideastdig.com/ten-questions-kobi-michael-israeli-national-security-expert-rips-bernie-sanders/

Sanders is wrong about the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. Maybe he got his "facts" from most big-media outlets.

This summer, an excellent and highly-accomplished reporter named Peter Baker will take the helm of the Jerusalem bureau ...
03/31/2016
Does NYT's Peter Baker Have A Diaa Hadid Problem?

This summer, an excellent and highly-accomplished reporter named Peter Baker will take the helm of the Jerusalem bureau for the New York Times. It may be the challenge of his career, given the anti-Israel bias and errors that keep stubborning appearing in news stories. One wonders: Does he have a Diaa Hadid problem on his hands? http://www.mideastdig.com/peter-baker-new-york-times-diaa-hadid-problem/

Does New York Times straight shooter, Peter Baker Have A Diaa Hadid (Jerusalem bureau reporter) Problem?

COMING SOON...  Imagine a global, investigative news outfit that gets it right about Israel and the entire Middle East. ...
03/20/2016

COMING SOON...

Imagine a global, investigative news outfit that gets it right about Israel and the entire Middle East. Imagine a multimedia and multilingual news operation that actually knows how to dig for the facts in the region — and refuses to pull its punches.


Mideast Dig is an independent, nonprofit news organization with a mission to vastly elevate the downward spiral in journalism standards on the Israeli-Palestinian and other Middle East conflicts, and a variety of related topics. Among them are Iran; the financing of global terrorism; Islamic extremism; organized crime; and the boycott-Israel movement.


We will accomplish that mission by producing groundbreaking, hard-hitting investigative reporting on significant topics and events in the Middle East that do not receive adequate coverage — or that are entirely ignored by our big-media colleagues. We will also vigorously critique articles and broadcast segments that fail to meet long-established professional standards, especially when those failures are ignored or swept under the rug by news editors. As the late U.S. Supreme Court Louis Brandeis so aptly put it a century ago: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”


Is it not high time for more sunlight in the Middle East’s media wasteland? In the best traditions of investigative reporting, “The Dig” will drill beneath the surface in the Middle East for underlying realities. True investigative reporting is not just reporting about facts, but reporting the truth about the facts.


The need is dire, especially given the increasing importance to the world of the entire Middle East. However, when it comes to media coverage of the region, it’s hardly a secret that the truth is often consigned to making cameo appearances. Many large, respected news organizations produce inaccurate or superficial stories for an assortment of unacceptable reasons — outright bias; laziness; fear; peer pressure; incompetence; inexperience; ignorance of the region’s history; an absence of investigative reporters in the field; the commission of the omission of vital information; sometimes all of the above.


The public is weary of advocacy on these subjects. And for real and sustainable reform to happen in an industry — be it law, finance, media or any field — it can only come about from within that industry.


TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MISSION AND OUR GROWING TEAM, please visit www.MideastDig.com



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