6,000 complaints to the BBC regarding (non) coverage of anti austerity march

Owen Jones speaks to Samira Ahmed about the biased BBC not giving coverage to the anti austerity march through London last Saturday.

He accuses the BBC of bias, supported by research from Cardiff University, which illustrated that the BBC were more interested in canvassing opinion of business representatives than they were of trades unionists, who support workers rights.

I think most of us know that the BBC is a de facto “department” of the government, churning out propaganda to support the cuts to benefits and public services, instigated by this government. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0483c01/newswatch-27062014

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10 Responses to 6,000 complaints to the BBC regarding (non) coverage of anti austerity march

  1. sdbast says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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  2. Mike Sivier says:

    Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    Oh yes! 6,000 complaints to the BBC are NOT to be taken lightly – it is a significant number of people. I wonder whether another complaint is warranted – about the brush-off everybody got.

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    • Created: Monday, 30 June 2014 11:20
      BBC News hopes to increase awareness of disability issues with a number of on-air and digital projects after hiring its first disability correspondent.

      The corporation announced in April that Nikki Fox would join to report on the subject across news bulletins and BBC Breakfast. She has been tasked with engaging audiences both affected and unaffected by disability.

      Wheelchair user Fox has previously appeared on BBC1’s The One Show and Rip Off Britain, and has made docs for Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, including Beyond Disability: The Adventures Of A Blue Badger.

      “We want to look into how the cuts to benefits are affecting people with disabilities and how the changes to the education system may impact children with disabilities,” said Fox, who will work alongside three broadcast journalists in Salford dedicated to disability issues.

      The full story is available here on the Broadcast Now website (paywall)

      Nikki Fox can also be found on twitter as @FoxNikkiFox

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  3. beastrabban says:

    Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

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  5. jaypot2012 says:

    Great idea Mike.

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  6. jaypot2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    That’s a lot of complaints…

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  7. E.D. says:

    only change will come through people power. there is no other way.. eve

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