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??
For a reason that escapes me, the BBC puts this article about a bomb blast in Ankara, Turkey, into their 'Europe' section. Everything East of the Bosphorus in Istanbul is in Asia, and Turkey has so far failed to be admitted into the EU - thankfully.
Judging by recent Turkish political behaviour, it would appear their direction is heading more Mid-East than West. But the BBC wants us to think of them as Europeans.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2011 17:06:20 GMT by Teddy Bear
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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