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  • NUJ weighs in to defend BBC against DUP attacks


    THE National Union of Journalists has called on the government not to comply with a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) election pledge to freeze or abolish the BBC licence fee.

    The union’s acting general secretary Seamus Dooley said the issue must not become a bargaining chip in...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BBC’s debate night of cheers, boos and … er … crowd surfing


    AMBER RUDD was booed by a large crowd in Cambridge when she turned up at the BBC’s election debate in place of Theresa May.

    Students, residents and trade unionists chanted: “Where is Theresa May?” and “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” outside the Senate House on...

    Friday 2nd Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • BBC is objective and pigs will fly


    With Corbyn promising ‘a reckoning’ with unscrupulous sections of the British elite, is it any wonder the Establishment-friendly BBC is unwilling to give the Labour leader a fair hearing, asks IAN SINCLAIR

    Friday 19th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Gardiner attacks ‘low-rate’ BBC for The Sun air time


    THE BBC was accused of “trivialising the debate” on foreign policy by the shadow international trade secretary yesterday ahead of a speech on defence by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    Barry Gardiner said it was “beneath” Radio 4 presenter Nick Robinson to read out...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Where is the much-vaunted BBC ‘impartiality’?


    The BBC is attacking democracy itself by branding Corbyn ‘far left’ and, by implication, an extremist, writes PHIL HALL

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Local news ‘eroded’ by BBC cuts


    THE BBC is axing district offices and staff while handing £8 million to regional newspapers to fund reporters “in the interests of democracy.”

    A survey published yesterday by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) reveals that the BBC has closed more than 20 district...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BBC plans to privatise 60% of radio production


    THE BBC is planning to privatise 60 per cent of its radio programme production, it was revealed yesterday.

    The increase in outsourcing would mean journalists’ jobs being transferred from the BBC to the private sector.

    Privateers would be paid with licence...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BBC to broadcast 2019 France World Cup


    The BBC will broadcast every game from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France as part of a new deal which will see extensive coverage across TV, radio and online, it was announced yesterday.

    England’s Lionesses reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup in Canada, with a...

    Tuesday 7th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • BBC to investigate reports of aggressive licence collectors


    THE BBC announced an investigation yesterday following reports that TV licence collectors are targeting vulnerable people.

    The broadcaster employs privateer Capita to manage enforcement officers who are ordered to catch 28 evaders each week — with incentive bonuses of up to...

    Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Top BBC journo ‘suffered harassment and racism’


    A TOP BBC journalist has accused bosses of race discrimination, harassment and victimisation, the Morning Star can reveal.

    Lamine Konkobo, who has won awards for his work at BBC Afrique, the World Service division covering Francophone Africa, told an employment tribunal yesterday he...

    Friday 27th Jan 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain


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