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BBC is forced to withdraw ‘biased’ immigration video

The BBC has withdrawn an educational film about immigration following complaints that it was biased. By – Steve Doughty The film, aimed at GCSE pupils, contained claims that Britain was ‘multicultural long before curry and carnival’ and that debate over immigration had fueled a ‘huge rise’ in support for far-Right politics. It was pulled from circulation and removed from YouTube after complaints that it broke impartiality rules. ...

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YouTube child protection mechanism ‘failing’

YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. Via: Mike Wendling    There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a special network of volunteers, called Trusted Flaggers, who help ...

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CNN reporter is caught up in ‘fake news’ row

CNN has denied online claims that it ‘set up’ a counter-extremism demonstration behind one of its reporters. A group from the London Fatwa Council came to the police cordon near the London Bridge terror attacks with banners proclaiming ‘ISIS will lose’ yesterday afternoon. Via:  Richard Spillett   But a video which emerged of the group apparently being positioned by TV reporters led to claims online that ...

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Muslim terrorists in Egypt Attack Bus Carrying Coptic Christians killing 28 people

Islamist have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, state media report. The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire. Via: bbc.com No group immediately said it was behind the attack. But Islamic ...

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News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. The report is based on an analysis of news reports in the print editions of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the main newscasts of CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, ...

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BBC Asian Network on Air: Those Who Insult Islam Should be Killed

A self-identified Birmingham Muslim has told the BBC that those who “insult Islam” should be subject to the death penalty, during a discussion on blasphemy organised by the broadcaster’s Asian Network.  Via: breitbart.com  On March 17th, the BBC Asian Network broadcast a programme asking listeners, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?” Presenter Shazia Awan framed the discussion in the context of ...

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Swedish minister does U-turn on comments about Sweden’s sex crimes

Sweden’s Integration Minister Ylva Johansson has done a U-turn after she told the BBC that the number of reports of sex crimes in Sweden was dropping. Via: thelocal.se During a recent interview with the BBC, the minister said “we can see that the level is going down, and going down, and going down.” However, this isn’t the case. The latest stats ...

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German secret service spied on the BBC, The New York Times and Reuters

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) listed at least 50 phone and fax numbers and emails for journalists and newsrooms ‘selector’ keywords for surveillance since 1999. These included several dozen numbers of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Via: dailymail.co.uk  Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Media rights ...

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Sweden re-opens probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

Sweden is re-open the investigation into the unsolved assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme 30 ears ago, officials say. Stockholm’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, will head the new inquiry. About 10,000 people were quizzed following Olof Palme’s murder in 1986; 134 people claimed to have shot him dead as he left a cinema with his wife. The charismatic Social Democratic ...

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Israel’s Arab Warriors, BBC documentary

For the first time, the BBC’s Arabic service will broadcast a documentary focusing on Israel’s minority Arab population and the growing number who are voluntarily serving in the Israel Defense Forces. In the film Senior BBCReporter Jane Corbin follows the first all Arab unit of the Israeli Defense Forces to be deployed inside Judea and Samaria, as well as others ...

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