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Post time 2007-7-18 12:35:38 |Display all floors

Reply #51 liangzai's post

i find cctv9 broadcast more boring compared to bbc.

the amerikan cnn broadcast is most entertaining but imformation is hard to trust!

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Post time 2007-7-18 18:01:35 |Display all floors
How can we trust the BBC for its accuracy?

Look at the trouble it is in right now.
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Post time 2007-7-18 19:38:27 |Display all floors
every media have own standpoint and to be honest,the coverage of  most foreign media is based on the truth ,but  some media is partial  and biased against  flourishing China.

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Post time 2007-7-19 05:22:45 |Display all floors
There is total distrust of the BBC:

Originally posted by changabula at 2007-7-18 18:01
How can we trust the BBC for its accuracy?

Look at the trouble it is in right now.

Director general Mark Thompson has announced a "far-reaching" action plan following editorial mistakes in BBC programmes, including Blue Peter.

His announcement comes after media regulator Ofcom described "systemic failures" in the way premium rate phone services have been run across TV channels.

Other scandals have included the quiz on the Richard and Judy chat show, where viewers were asked to ring in despite a winner already being chosen.
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Post time 2007-7-19 05:24:48 |Display all floors
BBC to suspend phone competitions

A crew member posed as a winner on Comic Relief in March

The BBC is to suspend all competitions after an inquiry unearthed a fresh batch of faked phone-ins.

Serious editorial breaches were found in six shows, including Comic Relief. Director general Mark Thompson said the incidents were "totally unacceptable".

Mr Thompson has outlined a "zero tolerance" approach to any future lapses in editorial judgement.

He also ordered an independent inquiry into footage that wrongly implied the Queen walked out of a photo session.

All phone-related competitions on BBC TV and radio will cease from midnight on Wednesday, while interactive and online competitions will be taken down as soon as possible.

Asked about refunds for callers to the faked competitions, Mr Thompson told BBC News 24: "If there is a way of recompensing then we will do it."

The BBC Trust said it was "deeply concerned that significant failures of control and compliance within the BBC have compromised the BBC's values of accuracy and honesty".

'No excuse'

BBC One's Sports Relief in July 2006, Comic Relief in March 2007, Children In Need on BBC Scotland in November 2005, The Liz Kershaw Show on BBC 6 Music and CBBC programme TMi were all found to have breached editorial standards.

Mr Thompson said: "It is right that we are open with the public when we have fallen short and that we demonstrate that we take this very seriously indeed," he added.

"There is no excuse for deception. I know the idea of deceiving the public would simply never occur to most people in the BBC.

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"If you have a choice between deception and a programme going off air, let the programme go. It is far better to accept a production problem and make a clean breast to the public than to deceive," he added.

The Trust, the BBC's governing body, said: "The public has a right to expect the BBC to set the standards for editorial integrity in broadcasting and expect those in charge of the Corporation to protect the reputation of their public institution."

It added that Mr Thompson's report highlighted "further deeply disappointing evidence of insufficient understanding amongst certain staff of the standards of accuracy and honesty expected."

"We have made clear that we regard any deception or breach of faith with our audiences as being utterly unacceptable."

Other measures outlined in Mr Thompson's action plan include mandatory training for 16,500 staff.

But he denied that the issue of resignation had arisen at his meeting with the BBC Trust.

The BBC was fined £50,000 for a faked winner on Blue Peter
He also told BBC News 24 no offers of resignation had been received by him, nor had he sought any.

He said: "We are all utterly determined to do everything we can to fix this problem."

He has also called for a workshop involving other broadcasters to discuss issues surrounding editorial standards and training.

'In denial'

Earlier on Wednesday, a report by media regulator Ofcom said there had been a "systemic failure" in the way TV channels had run premium rate phone services.

An inquiry found that broadcasters were "in denial" about their responsibilities to viewers and saw phone-ins as a way to generate revenue.

Last week Ofcom fined the BBC £50,000 after the children's programme Blue Peter falsified the results of a phone-in competition during a live show.

The BBC also had to apologise over the clips from a documentary about the Royal Family that implied the Queen had walked out of a portrait session with a photographer.

The programme's makers, RDF Media, subsequently admitted that it was "guilty of a serious error of judgement".
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Post time 2007-7-19 05:40:53 |Display all floors

Why does the BBC have to stoop to such a low level to find ways of making money?

Has the BBC no ethical standards? It seems to be the case that the audience be damned!

Why is there no accountability? Heads should have rolled as this is outright theft and misrepresentation!

Isn't there any checks and counter balances that help to reassure the watching public that they are not being bamboozled?

Why did it take a misrepresented story on the Queen to bring out all the corrupt things that are happening within the BBC?

Is there anyone in Britain that we can trust as we certainly cannot trust the British government to tell us the truth? For too long the British media, like the British government has been slipping into a mire of deceit, where views are 'spun' or enhanced and only one side of an argument given.

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