Azaria headline round-up: UKMW prompts Guardian correction. Indy improves. Telegraph misleads.

UK Media Watch

Yesterday, most major UK news outlets were quick to report on the guilty verdict of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, convicted in a military court for shooting to death a wounded Palestinian attacker, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, in Hebron last year. 

Here’s a quick rundown of problematic headlines, and the response of editors to our complaints.

  1. The Guardian:  We complained to editors after they published a story by Peter Beaumont with an accompanying headline (Israeli soldier found guilty of manslaughter after shooting wounded Palestinian) omitting the fact that the “wounded Palestinian” was an attacker.  We then tweeted the following:

The Guardian promptly corrected the headline, as you can see in our follow-up tweet:

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