Ask the BBC why it didn’t cover the anti-austerity demo – here’s what you can expect!

Posted: 24/06/2014 in Uncategorized

Absolutely sickeningly disgusting – BBC – Baloney Bullshit Communications

Mike Sivier's blog

This is what happened when a friend of Vox Political, going by the monicker Sick Britain, contacted the BBC to ask why there has been no coverage of today’s (June 21) anti-austerity demonstration in London, which was attended by more than 50,000 people.

The BBC has mentioned the demonstration – as a pretext for a discussion of government austerity policies on Any Questions and Any Answers (both on Radio 4) but the national public service broadcaster’s news bulletins were mysteriously silent about it throughout the day of the event itself.

This seems particularly odd when one considers the fact that the demo began outside Broadcasting House, and that I’m told extra security guards were on duty today, while the entrances were protected with metal fencing.

Some of you may wish to complain to the BBC about its lack of coverage. Here’s how you can do it:

Phone: 03700 100…

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  1. Just a quick update…..

    BBC correspondent to increase disability coverage

    Category: Latest news
    Created: Monday, 30 June 2014 11:20
    BBC News hopes to increase awareness of disability issues with a number of on-air and digital projects after hiring its first disability correspondent.

    The corporation announced in April that Nikki Fox would join to report on the subject across news bulletins and BBC Breakfast. She has been tasked with engaging audiences both affected and unaffected by disability.

    Wheelchair user Fox has previously appeared on BBC1’s The One Show and Rip Off Britain, and has made docs for Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, including Beyond Disability: The Adventures Of A Blue Badger.

    “We want to look into how the cuts to benefits are affecting people with disabilities and how the changes to the education system may impact children with disabilities,” said Fox, who will work alongside three broadcast journalists in Salford dedicated to disability issues.

    The full story is available here on the Broadcast Now website (paywall)

    Nikki Fox can also be found on twitter as @FoxNikkiFox

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