BBC admits Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme misled listeners

The BBC has found that a broadcast by veteran presenter, John Humphrys, on Radio 4’s Today programme was in breach of the corporation’s editorial guidelines on accuracy. On 19th October, Humphrys and BBC Middle East Correspondent, Kevin Connolly, had a two-way conversation about the escalated violence in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel. Palestine …

BBC presenters given mugs with the message: Palestinians are under occupation

The BBC’s head of news and current affairs, and some of the organisation’s most senior presenters, have received innovative reminders this week that the Palestinians are an occupied people whose land is still being stolen from them. Palestine Solidarity Campaign has sent its mugs, printed with maps showing just how much of their land Palestinians …

BBC upholds complaints of pro-Israel bias and inaccuracy

The BBC has upheld complaints that an interview with Israel’s ‘defence’ minister on Radio 4 was biased in favour of Israel. Moshe Ya’alon was allowed to tell lie after lie on the Today programme on 19th March by BBC presenter, Sarah Montague, who remained completely silent for minutes on end as he spoke. Among the …