The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
Name: Martin Sixsmith BBC Position: BBC Foreign Correspondent (1980 - 1997) BBC Position: Various (2006 -) Wiki Hat Tip: BBC Pioneers
"It was May 1997; it was a new start after 18 years of Tory misrule. Tony Blair said, 'A new dawn has broken, has it not?', and the answer at the time was yes. The great attraction was that I had spent 17 years on the outside looking in observing how politicians worked. Because I knew the Labour Party placed a great deal of store by communications I knew that if I took the job it would be a very privileged position on the inside of Government at the heart of policy-making. It was a great opportunity that a journalist probably wouldn't pass up." (1997, on leaving the BBC to work for the Labour Party) Martin Sixsmith: A lesson in life after spin
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At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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