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Jan 27, 2009

Make Zionism History!

Demand the sacking of crypto-Zionist, Mark Thompson!

Impartialiate! Steve Bell in the Guardian, Jan 27, 2009

Steve Bell in The Guardian, Jan 27, 2009

How the call for aid to Gaza left the BBC in the thick of battle: The Guardian

Plea from Disasters Emergency Committee broadcast without corporation’s support for the first time in 46 years

A televised appeal for victims of the humanitarian disasters in Gaza has been broadcast on all terrestrial channels except the BBC, which refused to back down on its decision not to show the film. It was the first time in the 46-year history of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) that one of its humanitarian appeals was broadcast without the backing of the BBC, which claimed that doing so would compromise its impartiality. The two-minute film, broadcast on ITV1 at 6.25pm last night just before the main evening news, began with images of Gaza’s child victims. “The children of Gaza are suffering. Many are struggling to survive. Homeless and in need of food and water,” the narrator said. “Today, this is not about the rights and wrongs of the conflict. These people simply need your help.” Before the broadcast, the DEC had already raised £600,000. The appeal was shown later on Channel 4 and Five. It quoted UN reports that 40% of Gaza is without electricity, with thousands homeless. “Aid workers on the ground say that temporary shelters are finding it difficult to cope with the number of people now living on the streets.”

 

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