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FIMS Doctoral Research Forum
October 2, 2020

The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and The Media

Date:
Friday, November 16, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 1200
Cost:
Free

Abstract
Media framing of Palestine-Israel frequently suggests that “both sides” have harmed each other to a comparable extent and are responsible for the absence of peace to a roughly equivalent degree. Another common perspective is that the bloodshed is because “extremists”—particularly those of a religious variety—have power and “moderates” do not. News outlets also explain violence in Palestine-Israel in terms of Israel’s supposed “right to defend itself” against Palestinian attacks. In the new book, The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and The Media, Dr.Gregory Shupak dismantles these narratives and argues that any accurate version of the story of Palestine-Israel must begin with Israel’s violent colonization of the Palestinians. Join us for a discussion of Dr. Shupak’s book.

Bio
Gregory Shupak has a PhD in Literary Studies and teaches Media Studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. His fiction has appeared in a wide range of literary journals and he regularly writes analysis of politics and media for a variety of outlets including Electronic Intifada, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, In These Times, Jacobin, Literary Review of Canada, Middle East Eye, Salon, This Magazine, and Warscapes. His book, The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and The Media, can be purchased through OR Books’ website.

Host:
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Contact:
FIMS Communications
fims-communications@uwo.ca


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