Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FAKED REPORT PLUNGES BBC INTO CONTROVERSY

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC faced one of its most severe crises ever on Thursday after admitting that footage used in an award-winning report on alleged child labor in India was likely faked. The report, “Primark: On the Rack,” had aired in 2008, on the BBC’s flagship news magazine Panorama. In it, children were seen sewing clothes by […]

BBC TRUST REJECTS MOST COMPLAINTS ABOUT PRO-ISRAEL BIAS

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC Trust, which oversees content on the publicly funded broadcaster, has let the BBC program Panorama off with a rap on the knuckles after its August 1, 2010 investigation of the Israeli commando assault on a ship that was part of a flotilla organized by activists attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. […]

BBC TO TIGHTEN ITS PURSE STRINGS

December 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British government’s new austerity budget, which includes a freeze on the license fees that pay for the operation of the British Broadcasting Corp., will require significant cuts in the BBC’s budget, the chairman of the BBC Trust has told the London Financial Times. “Let us not be under any misapprehension: the notion we can […]

BBC MAY FREEZE ITS LICENSE FEE

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Citing “the exceptional pressures that the current economic climate is placing on license-fee payers,” the BBC Trust, which oversees the broadcaster’s budget, has proposed that the fee be frozen for the next two years. The fee, which is levied on all owners of television sets in Britain and underwrites commercial-free programming on the BBC, currently […]