Anne's Opinions

Here’s this week’s Good News Friday installment.

The most important news of this week was the launch of BBC Watch, a sister site to CiFWatch (which monitors the Guardian).  BBC Watch describes its mission thus:

In its editorial guidelines, the BBC defines its editorial values as follows:

“Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest.  We are committed to achieving the highest standards of due accuracy and impartiality and strive to avoid knowingly and materially misleading our audiences.

The BBC is independent of outside interests and arrangements that could undermine our editorial integrity.  Our audiences should be confident that our decisions are not influenced by outside interests, political or commercial pressures, or any personal interests.”

However, the BBC’s coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict has long been a source of contention, with severe criticism of its standards of accuracy and impartiality being frequently…

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