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BBC Pledges Negative Reporting on Saudi Arabia Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jun 25, 2012, 07:12 PM
The government of the United Kingdom had recently issued a press release claiming the BBC gave “remarkable” news coverage on Arab Spring uprisings. Meanwhile, it engaged in self-criticism for failing to conduct more negative news coverage on Saudi Arabia.

The British Government announced, “the BBC’s coverage of the Arab Spring was generally impartial but could have benefited from greater breadth and context, according to the BBC Trust.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron praised the BBC for “the considerable courage of journalists and technicians on the ground to bring stories to air.”

According to the press release, “he (Edward Mortimer, UN communications director) praised the coverage of the 18 days of protests in Egypt leading to the fall of President Mubarak, the maintenance of a BBC presence on both sides of the conflict in Libya, and the coverage of the uprising in Tunisia.”

Nevertheless, the press release denounced the BBC News for failing to deliver more hard-hitting coverage against Saudi Arabia.

To read the entire article from the British Government’s press release, link here:

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