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W@1: UNHRC Gaza report

BBC bias: BBC presenter Sarah Montague and reporter Imogen Foulkes attribute a report simply to the “UN” without mentioning that it is from the much-criticised “United Nations Human Rights Council”.

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.05-1.06pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“A UN investigation into the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinian protesters on the border with the Gaza Strip last year has concluded that war crimes may have been committed. 35 children were among the dead.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter imogen foulkes
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:14 to 0:06:10 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002r6h)

Today: Gurlitt exhibition

this morning (tuesday 13th), 8.22-8.29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“In Bern, an exhibition is attracting huge crowds, but the works on show are all from the Gurlitt collection, pieces acquired by Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art dealer for the Nazis

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter imogen foulkes
nina zimmer, director of the museum of fine arts, bern
• curator nikola doll
(more…)

Today: Carl Lutz

this morning (thursday 4th), 6.53-6.58am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2,24pm and 9.43pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by carrie gracie) includes …

Carl Lutz, was Switzerland’s vice consul in Budapest from 1942 to 1945,
He persuaded the Germans to let him issue diplomatic letters of protection, 8,000 of them. He then applied the letters not to individuals, as the Germans had intended, but to entire families. And once he reached 7,999, he simply started again at number 1, hoping the Nazis would not notice the duplication.
Historians estimate the letters saved up to 62,000 people.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter imogen foulkes
• historian charlotte schallie
agnes hirschi, b 1936, his jewish stepdaughter
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42400765)
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