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Nh: Coronavirus Gaza 3

BBC bias: The BBC has now presented four different reports in under three weeks on Gazans “coping with the coronavirus pandemic” even though coronavirus has not yet entered Gaza (apart from “a handful of cases” in the quarantine unit on the Egyptian border), and without mentioning that the “devastation of the health service” is caused by lack of funding from the Palestinian Authority.

this evening (tuesday 31st), 9.15-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“How people in Gaza are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.”

including interview with …

najla shawa, food security manager for oxfam in gaza, formerly health research team leader at unrwa 2008-2014

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-52103958)

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Nh: Coronavirus tracking

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 1.47-1.48pm (repeated 9.47pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“And Israel has ordered its domestic security agency to track the mobile phone data of suspected coronavirus cases.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter krassi twigg 

• bbc reporter joel greenberg 

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Nh: Coronavirus Gaza 2

this afternoon (thursday 26th), 1.54-1.58pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“Will Gaza’s health care system be able to stem the spread of coronavirus?”

including interview by • bbc reporter tim franks with …

matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa

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Twt/Nh: Coronavirus Gaza

yesterday evening (friday 13th), 10.23-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.25pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

the world tonight (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

“Among them is the Gaza strip, where more than two million people live in tightly packed conditions, and where the World Health Organisation believes that urgent global intervention would be necessary if cases of COVID-19 are recorded … There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in Gaza.”

including interview with … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

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Nh: Coronavirus Bethlehem

this evening (wednesday 11th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Israel, with more than seventy cases of the virus, has taken stringent measures, ordering all new Israeli and foreign arrivals to the country to go into home quarantine, which effectively halts tourism. Last week Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, was put into near lockdown by the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.”

including report from bethlehem from …

• bbc reporter anna foster 

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Nh: Election results

this afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 2.25-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“After a third election in less than a year, it looks like, according to partial results anyway, like the Houdini of Israeli politics, Benjamin Netanyahu, arguably the most successful and certainly the most durable politician of his generation, has just about pulled off another victory.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter anna foster 

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Nh: Pius XII

yesterday evening (monday 2nd), 9.51-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) concludes with …

“The Catholic church, and the Vatican in particular, have long stood accused of failing to condemn the Holocaust at the time it was happening. Pope Francis today announced the Vatican’s World War II archives will be opened eight years ahead of schedule.”

including interview with …

• historian david kertzer 

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