BBC reporter to lose press credentials?
The picture link is to a picture of a dead Syrian child, whom Donnison's retweet clearly implied had been killed in Gaza. Here's the original picture:
Donnison has been summoned to a hearing by Israel's Government Press Office for Wednesday, and the result may be that he loses his credentials to report from Israel (i.e. his press card).
The BBC’s Jon Donnison, together with the head of the BBC Jerusalem Bureau and head of the Foreign Press Association, Paul Danahar, has been summoned by the Government Press Office in Israel to a hearing this coming Wednesday (November 28th) on the subject of Donnison’s Tweet of a picture of a child casualty from Syria as though it were from Gaza – as first publicised by BBC Watch on November 19th 2012.
Potentially, this exceptional and unusual step on the part of the GPO could lead to Donnison’s Press Credentials being revoked, which would make it very difficult indeed for him to work in the region.Read the whole thing.