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Jan 08 2016

BBC’s impartiality in question after Stephen Doughty’s resignation

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The first two sentencesĀ of the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines are as follows: “Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines.” It seems difficult to reconcile […]

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Jul 03 2009

Statistics misuse in BBC News magazine

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It’s far from the most egregious failure of statistics reporting, but this article in the BBC News’ Magazine section is really rather pointless. It’s clearly not meant as any sort of serious commentary on the appropriateness of the prison time given for various offences, but why even include crimes where the probable offender was killed […]

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