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        6/24/2008, Sivan 21, 5768

      Reporter-Turned-Politician Working for Knesset Channel


      Israel Media Watch has complained to broadcasting authorities that Daniel Ben Simon, who recently quit as a Haaretz reporter after announcing he is joining politics as a Labor member, still works for the Knesset Channel.

      The media watchdog group previously has complained that Ben Simon should have quit Haaretz immediately after he stated he was almost certain of becoming a politician. Instead, he remained on the staff for almost a month before making an official announcement. Israel Media Watch said that that before he quit, he was able to use his position as a journalist to access information that he could use as a politician.