Pictures of Prejudice – A Pictorial Analysis of the BBC Website, January 1st – June 30th 2005

By Trevor Asserson & Michael Paluch, 2005. 

A study of six months of pictures from the “world in pictures” section of the BBC website shows a systematic tendency to select pictures which tend to demonise Israelis as militaristic, faceless and cruel and to romanticize the vision of Palestinians. This report also contains an interview with the editor of the website who admits that the pictures are selected without any editorial analysis or control to prevent bias.