Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beebless in Gaza

The DEC Gaza Appeal that the BBC refused to broadcast.

The BBC claims it chose not to broadcast this because “We worry about being seen to endorse something which could give people the impression that we were backing one side".

I don't know about you, but it seems to me that if you restrict the reach of appeals for humanitarian aid to the victims on one side of a conflict, and refuse to broadcast images and facts that may show the other side in a bad light, then it's pretty clear which side you're backing.

1 comment:

Veena said...

Agree. And its interesting how now it has become this issue of lawmaker intervention in the Beeb's internal affairs than anything else.

On the bright side, by refusing to air it, they have generated so much more publicity around the appeal than anyone could have hoped. Don't think there's anyone left in this country who hasn't heard about it.