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??
BBC Wales, as the other regions, often ask the relevant trade union for their view of a dispute, closure of a company, etc. That is reasonable. The Union view is usually left of centre. That is to be expected.
What BBC Wales do not do is tell the whole story.
They have, in the past, interviewed Robert Griffiths as representing UNITE union, and he is the UNITE union representative on the Cardiff Trades Council.
What they NEVER say is that he is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain. This fact came to my attention on the leaflet which came through my door as he is standing in the general election in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney constituency.
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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