Monday 11 August 2014

Gaza Mea Culpa

If I were Kelvin Brown of the BBC  (ever heard of him? ) I wouldn’t go aTweeting that Hamas has never intimidated the BBC. That’s not so much a boast; more a mea culpa.

As DB has written over at Biased-BBC, it’s been established quite clearly that Hamas uses threats and pressure to prevent journalists from providing objective reports. 
“protests in the strongest the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.”
Paul T. Jørgensen of Norway's TV2 reported that "several foreign journalists have been kicked out of Gaza because Hamas does not like what they wrote or said.
"We have received strict orders that if we record that Hamas fires rockets or that they shoot, we will face serious problems and be expelled from Gaza," Jørgensen added.”

Obviously the BBC has done nothing to inflame the ire of Hamas. They must all be blind as a Bowen (TM )

1 comment:

  1. Why would Hamas intimidate the foreign bureau of their press office?

    Top tip to BBC journalists: If a government isn't trying to pressure you, you're doing something wrong.


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