HonestReporting on Wednesday launched its 15th “Inside Israel” mission, a nondenominational educational and advocacy training program for participants from around the world. The current mission’s group includes 20 Jews and non-Jews from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The group “monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also facilitates accurate reporting for foreign journalists covering the region. HonestReporting is not aligned with any government or political party or movement,” according to its website.
The seven-day mission will expose the participants to people and issues they may not see reported in the media. Events include participation in briefings from top Israeli policy-makers, meetings with political leaders from across the political and religious spectrum and visits to areas often discussed by the international media.
This year’s mission participants will also be the first group to take advantage of the advocacy resources offered at HonestReporting’s brand new international headquarters in Jerusalem, which has multi-media capabilities and a rooftop lecture terrace.