Category Archives: BBC

BBC to help students identify ‘fake news’

The BBC is launching a new scheme to help young people identify real news and filter out fake or false information.

The project is targeted at secondary schools and sixth forms across the UK.

From March, up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class and online to help them spot so-called fake news.

BBC journalists including Kamal Ahmed, Tina Daheley, Amol Rajan and Huw Edwards will also take part in events aimed at helping students.


The BBC’s shameful silence on the Telford sex scandal

Last month, I wrote here about the BBC and ‘grooming gangs’. In particular, I speculated that it was unlikely that having once (after more than a decade) dramatized the mass gang-rape of British girls (and a man from Wales having partly been fired-up by it then ploughing a van into a crowd outside a mosque) that the BBC might not venture into such territory again. As I said, ‘nobody should be surprised if the BBC reverts to ignoring crimes like Rochdale in the future.’

As so often the situation is worse than I imagined. While I could see that the BBC drama department might be unlikely to again commission a programme looking at the most serious and widespread child-abuse to have occurred in Britain in modern times I thought that they might at least still report the news. No such luck.


BBC Declares Populism Can Be ‘Truly Terrifying’, Cites Brexit and Trump

video produced by BBC Ideas has argued that the “fervour of populist politics can be truly terrifying,” citing the Brexit vote and the election of President Donald Trump.

The video explains that “populist is almost always a pejorative term and no one really wants the label,” claiming that “most populist leaders would rather see themselves as inspiring grassroots movements.”

“Political debate involves reason, science, evidence, challenge, and argument. Free speech and a free press on vital to this,” the narrator says.


Producer behind David Attenborough’s shows ‘filmed in angry road rage incident’

BBC wildlife producer and director Fergus Beeley shocked a family on Saturday when he got out of his car and launched an angry tirade against them.

Simon Gale, 33, who was driving the other car involved, said Mr Beeley flew into a ‘raving state’ after both cars were forced to pull over at the side of the motorway.

Beeley was heard calling the family ‘wankers’ and ‘sluts’ and telling them to ‘get back in the car before you die’.


BBC Makes Drama About Muslim Rape Gang, Doesn’t Mention Islam

Speaking to The Guardian, the series writer Nicole Taylor, insisted: “There was no religious basis for this, but a wider discussion about why this was, and is, a distinct pattern would be welcome.”

She said she “didn’t want to give these people [the English Defence League] an opportunity”, by telling the story, adding: “But that’s not a reason to do the drama.”


BBC to ‘air Muslim Friday prayers as its coverage is too BIASED toward Christianity’

Lord Hall of Birkenhead, head of the taxpayer-funded corporation, is reportedly inviting religious leaders to join discussions about multi-faith coverage.

Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain said the BBC could cover Friday prayers from a mosque, cover Eid, or children attending Koranic lessons.

The controversial move is in response to criticism the taxpayer-funded corporation delivered a disproportionate amount of programming on Christianity compared with other religions.

…Earlier this year, Aaqil Ahmed, head of religion and ethics at the BBC, told a House of Commons committee: “Christianity remains the cornerstone of our output and there are more hours dedicated to it than there are to other faiths.”

Britain is a Christian country you wretched self-loathing castrati. The Queen is the Head of the Church of England.


ISIS jihadis ARE driven by Islam and the world needs to accept that no matter how ‘uncomfortable’ the facts, says the Muslim man in charge of BBC Religion

The BBC’s head of religion has said although it is ‘uncomfortable’ to accept, the ideology behind ISIS is based on Islamic doctrine.

Aaqil Ahmed, the first Muslim to hold the post, said it was untrue to suggest that ISIS had nothing to do with Islam, despite the fact that the majority of Muslims do not agree with the extremist group.


Burma heroine Suu Kyi: ‘No-one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim’

Burma heroine Suu Kyi’s anger that ‘no-one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim’ after heated questioning on the BBC

Burma heroine Suu KyiShe is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a beacon of saintly integrity in the West who remained under house arrest for 15 years in her native Burma.

However, there is another side to Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi that sits at odds with her iconic image.

After the BBC Today presenter Mishal Husain gave Suu Kyi a rough ride during a BBC interview, Suu Kyi lost her composure and was heard to mutter angrily off-air: ‘No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim.’