Is BBC biased about BREXIT (August 2019)?
Q: Who’s monitoring BBC reporting?
A: BBC is regulated and monitored by Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator.
Q: Who’s financing BBC
A: BBC work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts and iPlayer catch-up.
Q: Does BBC receives EU funds?
A: No. And yes.
According to the BBC “the public service news programmes are not allowed to take any external funding, including from the EU.(...)There are three areas that do not influence BBC editorial policy that benefit from EU money”
As listed by corporation this areas are: BBC Media Action (an international development charity), Research and Development (they get EU grants for developing innovation in broadcasting) and Independent Production Companies (EU money for drama productions).
So, what do you think? Is BBC biased
Ever since 2016, BBC has been under fire from Remainers and Brexiteers regarding the alleged bias over BREXIT.
But, in the last year and particularly in 2019, we’ve seen more prominent accusations of BBC bias coming from the Remain side.
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BREXIT Party surprising success in the EU elections, lead to an increased time on air dedicated to Nigel Farage, and covering the leadership contest of the Tories, meant a lot more coverage dedicated to pro BREXIT messages.
One of the most recent critiques came on August 4, from the labour politician, Andrew Adonis, former Secretary of state on Transport on Twitter.
“Why do pay the licence fee to have Brexit lies read to us as ‘news’ by the ‘impartial’ public broadcaster?” asked Adonis referring to the 7am ‘news’ reading “pro-Brexit headlines”.
Also civic groups have protested against alleged unbalanced representation favoring the pro Brexit side.
On the other side almost all leaders from the Leave side, culminating with Boris Joohnson & Nigel Farage as well as many Brexiteer MPs have been very active this year, accusing BBC of pro EU bias and anti Brexit propaganda.
There is even a campaign crowdfunding in order to ask for a judicial review over BBC News reporting.
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