News video for Jewish Community Voice profiles French media accuracy advocate

Philippe Karsenty, president of French media watchdog, Media-Ratings

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The Garden State Broadcast News Division of the Lubetkin Media Companies produced a video news report for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, profiling Philippe Karsenty, president of Media-Ratings, a French media watchdog organization.

Karsenty, who spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey on November 5 in Cherry Hill, NJ, has been battling lawsuits for nearly a decade for his efforts to prove that a video shot by a Palestinian photojournalist during the second intifadah, purporting to show a young boy killed by Israeli Army gunfire, was actually a hoax (click here for more details about the lawsuit management).

In his presentation, Karsenty showed the raw footage, which shows the boy moving after he has allegedly been killed, and discussed other forensic evidence.

You can watch the video news report in the player below, or at the Varied Voices website, where the Voice posts breaking news between biweekly print issues of the newspaper.

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