The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is a valuable resource on which we frequently rely for news tips and information regarding the Middle East. 

I’m not sure how I ended up on CAMERA’s email update list, and I’m not even sure how you could sign up for it (hint, make that more clear on the website), but I’m glad I am.

Two of our favorite and most effective media watch blogs, CiF Watch (run by our friend Adam Levick) and BBC Watch (run by our friend and tour guide Hadar Sela) are part of the CAMERA family.

In addition to its blogs, CAMERA produces original research such as a study of NY Times media bias against Israel  and ad campaigns:

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So it was good to hear that CAMERA has opened a Jerusalem office:

CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, announced the expansion of its Israel operations with the opening of its Jerusalem office this week. The new facility will serve as the center for CAMERA’s presence in Israel and will enable increased activity in promoting accurate coverage of Israel and the Middle East in the North American, European and Israeli media.

Strategically located at a prestigious technology park which houses several major international media outlets as well as Israel’s Government Press Office, the new office is home to two CAMERA affiliates. Presspectiva (www.presspectiva.org.il), CAMERA’s popular Hebrew-language website launched in 2010, will share space with the influential CiF Watch (www.cifwatch.com), which monitors the Guardian and other British media outlets.

BBC Watch (www.bbcwatch.org), CiF Watch’s sister site, will continue to operate from its branch in northern Israel.

 We look forward to more great content, and a visit to the new office next year in Jerusalem.