With Operation ‘Pillar of Cloud’ having come to an end, it is time to begin taking a step back and an overall look at the BBC’s coverage of the subject.
But first of all, we would like to thank the many people who wrote in to BBC Watch with messages of support, those who sent us copies of complaints to the BBC regarding specific programmes and, especially, all those of you who took the time to alert us to programmes and even made screenshots or recordings of them.
Faced with what sometimes felt like a tsunami of material, we were unfortunately not able to feature all of the items you kindly wrote in to tell us about. The volume of material was simply so high that an editorial decision was made to try to highlight programmes from as many different BBC outlets as possible, with as many different themes as possible. But the material you sent in has not gone to waste: it now rests in the BBC Watch files, so thanks to all concerned.
On this thread, we would like to hear from you.
What do you think of the BBC’s coverage overall? Which BBC journalists did a good job of presenting accurate and impartial material and which did not?
What themes do you think dominated BBC coverage? My list, for example, would include “Israel started it” and “it’s all because of the Israeli elections”.
What subjects, if any, do you think the BBC avoided covering?
So – over to you, everyone: as the BBC itself puts it – have your say.