Media Lens: Email Reveals BBC Contempt For Public Complaints

19 February 2005 — Media Lens

“Oh god mike – do you take care of these sorts of things, or do we ignore them?”

Judy Swallow, presenter of the BBC’s World Service Newshour, sent presumably to a BBC colleague concerning the letter reproduced below, sent by a listener to Ms Swallow about the BBC’s coverage (or lack thereof) of events in Fallujah

In a world of terrible suffering and injustice, many of us cling to the hope that journalists will have the integrity and compassion to report honestly. Above all, this means standing up for the defenceless and crushed against those who would rather we did not know and did not care.

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