We have received the following announcement.
New York, NY – August 24, 2009 – CiF Watch (www.cifwatch.com), a website dedicated to monitoring and exposing antisemitism on the Guardian newspaper’s ‘Comment is Free’ blog, announced its launch this week.
Created to address the endemic problem of antisemitic discourse on the Guardian newspaper’s ‘Comment is Free’ blog, one of the most popular mainstream blogs of its type, CiF Watch documents manifestations of antisemitism both “above the line” in the Guardian-approved editorials and “below the line” in the post-moderated comment threads.
“The proliferation of antisemitism in mainstream media platforms has become a growing phenomenon as media outlets like the Guardian attempt to reinvent themselves in the online world” says Hawkeye, founder of CiF Watch. “CiF Watch has been launched as a consequence of the complete and utter failure of Guardian management to adequately confront the problem of antisemitism on ‘Comment is Free’, this despite the submission last year to the UK Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism of the report on antisemitism at ‘Comment is Free’ compiled by Jonathan Hoffman.”
CiF Watch primarily functions as a blog that provides a platform for discussion of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish articles posted on ‘Comment is Free’, free from Guardian censorship. At the same time, CiF Watch features separate areas where antisemitic writings of both contributors and commenters alike are documented.
About CiF Watch
CiF Watch (www.cifwatch.com), dedicated to monitoring and exposing antisemitism on the Guardian newspaper’s ‘Comment is Free’ blog, is a grassroots, unaffiliated group that strives to hold the Guardian newspaper accountable for proliferating antisemitism over the internet. To learn more about CiF Watch, please visit www.cifwatch.com/about/.