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Posts tagged ‘BBC bias’

Nh: BBC on Banksy

this afternoon (sunday 22nd), 2.40–2.44pm (repeated 9.44pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Perhaps less well-known is Banksy’s campaigning against Israel’s separation barrier, the high wall dividing Israel and the West Bank, and in places cutting deeper into Palestinian territory.”

including interview (by james menendez) with …

wissam salsa, manager of banksy’s “walled-off hotel” in bethlehem

(more…)

Sunday: Gaza and Bethlehem

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“This time last year, Israel allowed some 700 Palestinian Christians living in Gaza to travel to Bethlehem Nazareth and Jerusalem over the Christmas period. Early this month, the Israeli authorities announced they won’t be doing the same this year. They say many Gazans who are allowed to visit the West Bank outstay their permits. The episode illustrates the kind of pressures faced by the Christian minority in Gaza and the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan

• father ayesa falgea, orthodox priest-in-charge, church of the nativity

• souvenir shop owner and carpenter joseph jackaman 

• son ilyas jackaman 

(more…)

JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmzs)

Nh: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenters Ritula Shah and Razia Iqbal (on the world tonight and newshour) even-handedly present spokesmen from the jewish labour movement and jewish voice for labour without mentioning that the latter (“another Jewish group”) is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The Chief Rabbi in the UK attacks the opposition Labour party’s record on anti-semitism.“

including contributions from …

mike katz, chair, jewish labour movement

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

(if you missed it, available from 0:30:07 to 0:39:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wq51yrllqxw)

Nd: Gaza deaths

BBC bias: The BBC features the killing of a civilian Palestinian family as the main element of its report on the Israel/Gaza violence, without waiting for an Israeli response, and without any attempt to present the Israeli side, or to warn international listeners of the unreliability of the information, or the possibility that it was caused by a Palestinian rocket.

this morning (thursday 14th), 6.11-6.15am (repeated 9.06am), on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by alan kasujja) includes …

“Health officials in Gaza say that an Israeli airstrike has killed six members of the same family in their home. All are described as civilians.“

including report from …

• bbc gaza reporter rushdi abu alouf 

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:23 to 0:09:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wpkkrtdqxxb)

SMw: Raja Shehadeh

this morning (sunday 11th), 11.08-11.20am, on bbc radio scotland 

sunday morning with (“stimulating conversation from a faith and ethical perspective”, presented by sally magnusson) includes …

Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson live in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. They’re both writers and campaign for Palestinian civil and political rights. They talk to Sally about their writing and their life together.”

(more…)

Today: Student killed

BBC bias: The BBC reports the killing of an Israeli religious student who had formally joined the army while continuing his studies, but had not undergone military training (and was unarmed and not in any uniform), as a an “off-duty” “Israeli soldier”.

This was the only broadcast of the killing by the BBC all day.

yesterday morning (thursday 8th), 8.07am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

An Israeli soldier has been found stabbed to death near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. The 18-year-old is thought to have been off-duty at the time of the attack near Hebron.”

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/soldiers-body-found-stabbed-to-death-outside-west-bank-settlement/, 5.45am, and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49275899)

(if you missed it, available from 2:07:04 to 2:07:20 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007cv1)

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