When: 28/02/2013
Where: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Norrice Lea, N2
Time: 20:00
Contact: 0207 2890 6321
Price: £10 (+1 booking fee)
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Israel is in a battle and a substantial part of that battle is taking place in the global media. After twelve years on the frontline, HonestReporting is the world's largest grassroots organisation dedicated to defending Israel from media bias, empowering thousands of activists around the world and giving them the tools to effectively impact the media. HonestReporting's Managing Editor, Simon Plosker, will take a look at how to identify media bias, where it occurs, the reasons behind it and how individuals can take action to make a difference. This visual presentation will look at contemporary examples of bias and outline practical tools such as social media and letter writing to effect change, with particular emphasis on the British media.

With overall responsibility for HonestReporting's content and output, Simon joined the HonestReporting team in November 2005 following several years working in a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Jewish Agency and the Board of Deputies of British Jews prior to immigrating to Israel in 2001 from London. In Israel, Simon has worked for BICOM and as Managing Editor of NGO Monitor as well as serving for a short period in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit where he continues to perform reserve duty.

Simon has a BSoc.Sc in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics.


  • Central Synagogue - 36, Hallam St, London W1W 6NW - easily reached by public transport - Centre, Victoria and Bakerloo Lines
  • HGSS - Norrice Lea, London N2 0RE - East Finchley Underground Station- Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines, buses 102, H2
  • Liberal Jewish Synagogue - 28 St. John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA - St John's Wood Underground Jubilee Line, buses: 13, 82, 46, 113, 139, 187, 189, 274
  • Tikun - 1117 Finchley Rd, Temple Fortune, NW11 0QB - Golders Green Underground, Northern Line, busses: 82, 102, 460
  • The Spiro Ark at Hampstead Shtiebel - 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 3JS - one minute behind Finchley Road Underground Station Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines and Waitrose, busses 13, 82, 113, 187, 268
  • The Spiro Residence - Kidderpore Avenue - NW3 - Finchley Road Underground Station, busses 13 82, 113


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