LATEST IMPACT: 2023-12-06 Toronto Star corrects article about “From the river to the sea” chant after CJPME complaint
On December 6, 2023, CJPME learned that a previous complaint with Toronto Star was upheld. The article stated that “to some, [the chant is] a cry for the repatriation of a people kicked to the outskirts of a land they call home.”
CJPME complained that by using the word “outskirts,” the article downplays the Nakba. There are nearly 7 million Palestinian refugees around the world today. They were not merely kicked to the “outskirts” of Palestine. Many were kicked entirely out of the territory and are stateless to this day.
The article now reads, "To some, it’s a cry for the repatriation of a people kicked out of a land they call home." CJPME believes this is a meaningful improvement. We remain committed to demanding fair coverage of pro-Palestine rallies.
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The Media Accountability Project (MAP) is an initiative of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and was created to encourage Canadian media to provide professional and fair-minded coverage on the Middle East, especially Palestine-Israel. The work of the MAP is based on professionally recognized journalistic ethics, as established by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, which direct journalists at all levels to provide accurate, fair, independent, transparent and diverse coverage.
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