Monday, 26 January 2009

NUJ joins BBC Gaza aid ad ban protest

The NUJ today joined with broadcasting union BECTU to add to the chorus of condemnation of the BBC for refusing to run a charity appeal for the victims of the war in Gaza on the grounds it would compromise the Corporation's news impartiality.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear has written, with his counterpart at BECTU, to BBC Director General Mark Thompson claiming there is a danger the BBC will be seen as "biased in favour of Israel" and asking him to reconsider the ban.
The NUJ and BECTU letter in full.


Benjamin said...

Hilarious. Mark Thompson subjected himself to a two fingers up humiliation on BBC Breakfast this morning when the journalists showed him exactly what they thought by beaming the appeal up behind him whilst he was explaining exactly why the BBC would never show it. You can see it here:

Jon Slattery said...

Thanks Benjamin,
Brilliant clip.

Regards, Jon S.