Saturday, January 24, 2009

ITV and Channel 4 to air Gaza appeal as pressure mounts on BBC
by Nicholas Watt
London Guardian
January 24, 2009

Agreement reached between majority of commercial networks to show appeal as protesters picket BBC

ITV and Channel 4 today announced they would screen an appeal to raise emergency funds for Gaza, as the BBC came under intense pressure from the government to reverse its decision not to transmit the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee..

BBC faces protest for blocking Gaza appeal

By Nicky Shaw
Saturday, 24 January 2009

Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside Broadcasting House in London today after the BBC defended its decision not to broadcast a public appeal to raise funds for Gaza.

The corporation said the decision was taken with other broadcasters not to show the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) crisis appeal because of impartiality concerns. There were also doubts about the delivery of aid in such a volatile situation, the BBC said..
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