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Belle de Jong journalist
Belle de Jong

Belle de Jong is a freelance journalist and leading correspondent at The European Correspondent, covering mental health, social justice and international affairs. With a background in communications and international relations, she crafts stories that bridge the gap between complex issues and their real-world significance. 

Writer’s Articles

Why Journalists are Speaking out Against Western Media Bias in Reporting on Israel-Palestine

Over 1500 journalists from various US news organizations have signed an open letter criticizing the Western media's coverage of Israel's actions against Palestinians. They accuse newsrooms of dehumanizing rhetoric, bias, and the use of inflammatory language that reinforces stereotypes, lack of context, misinformation, biased language, and the focus on certain perspectives while diminishing others. They call for more accurate and critical coverage, the use of well-defined terms like "apartheid" and "ethnic cleansing," and the inclusion of Palestinian voices in reporting.

Published on: Mon, 02/26/2024 - 15:37