Correcting the record in the Julian Assange case is very important. Here is an effort by a supporter JadcDavidM to correct the record in a BBC video. As a public broadcaster the BBC claims to uphold the highest standards in objectivity, accuracy and fairness in presenting the news. But this report was found to consistently misrepresent or omit important facts that are supportive against the prosecution of Julian Assange. Read his complaint and leave a comment below.
Dear BBC November 24, 2021
I write to complain about numerous flaws in Dominic Casciani’s explainer video of October 27, 2021: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-59053803.
The complaint identifies breaches of the BBC’s editorial guidelines on truth, fairness, accuracy, impartiality, as expressed in the following statement:
We operate in the public interest – reporting stories of significance to our audiences and holding power to account. In our journalism in particular, we seek to establish the truth and use the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair and accurate. Our specialist expertise provides professional judgement and clear analysis. We are impartial, seeking to reflect the views and experiences of our audiences – so that our output as a whole includes a breadth and diversity of opinion and no significant strand of thought is under-represented or omitted.
Bias can be construed because the breaches are all in the same direction. In the service of accountability and the highest reporting standards, I would be grateful if you could do me the courtesy of replying to each point, rather than providing only a general or selective reply.