(JNS.org) The Committee for Accuracy in Middle
East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is bringing nearly two-dozen student leaders
on a 10-day trip to Israel to help “better recognize and counter news media
errors and biases regarding Israel.”
Boston-based CAMERA, which also recently launched the student-geared website CAMERAoncampus.org, will bring the students to some of Israel’s top institutions to meet with experts in public relations.
“In our trip… students will visit top Israeli institutions and meet public relations experts to learn how to effectively communicate a message,” Aviva Slomich, CAMERA’s campus director, said in a statement.
“We will also take part in training sessions about media coverage and how to help promote sound reporting. In addition, the study tour includes meetings with journalists, policy makers, world-renowned academics, and government leaders,” she said.
In addition to visiting several strategic and historic locations such as Sderot, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, the students will meet several top experts in Israel, including Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Mark Regev, Jerusalem Post reporter Khaled Abu Toameh, and Ishmael Khaledi, Israel’s top-ranking Muslim diplomat.