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??
Some may recall in July last year, that 22 journalists from Al-Jazeera resigned because there was what they a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias within that organisation. So fair to assume that any journalists that remained working for them didn't mind, or were part of that mentality. You won't be surprised to hear that the BBC didn't bother to cover that story.
Now 3 journalists have been arrested in Egypt accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and surprise surprise, the BBC feel enough motivation to report it. Journalists demand Egypt free al-Jazeera colleagues Suddenly Jeremy Bowen and (Humanity of the Taliban) Lyse Doucet get all concerned about the fate of these 3, who are probably guilty, but in any event are a lot better of than the women who were assaulted by the MB scum.
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2014 22:18:59 GMT by Teddy Bear
Another Coptic Christian child was recently kidnapped in Egypt, raising fears about his safety after the torture and murder of other kidnapped children whether the ransom is ultimately paid or not, according to reports from rights groups.
Of course there's no mention of it on the BBC website since it falls outside their concern or agenda. Injured Palestinians gets immediate response from the BBC with this story 'Five hurt' in Israel Gaza air raids You will notice as always for the BBC, the Palestinians have victim status despite launching several rocket attacks at a major Israeli city which prompted the air strike. The story also allows unverified the claim by Palestinian medics that 4 out of the 5 that were injured are children. So the BBC in this case put themselves forward as concerned for the welfare of children - but not Coptic Christian children.
They do have another update to the story of this thread high up their rank of importance for MidEast news, which is the trial of these 3 Al-Jazeera journalists.
Egypt 'charges' three al-Jazeera English journalists In the penultimate paragraph of the article they write: The Egyptian authorities have long accused al-Jazeera of bias in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood since the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi in July.
It must have slipped their mind about the 22 Al-Jazeera journalists who resigned last July because of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias shown by their company.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2014 22:51:05 GMT by Teddy Bear
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