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  • Sudan-Israel relations agreed, Donald Trump announces

    10/23/2020 9:38:32 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/20 | (Apparently sourced from the BBC)
    Sudan is to normalise relations with Israel, US President Donald Trump says - the latest in a series of Arab League countries to do so. There had been growing speculation Sudan would announce ties in return for being removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. Sudan had been a foe of Israel since the latter's founding in 1948. It comes weeks after similar moves by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. The two Gulf states became the first in the Middle East to recognise Israel in 26 years. Jordan signed a peace deal with Israel in...
  • Big PMW win over BBC (Palestinian Media Watch)

    10/22/2020 5:17:42 AM PDT · by golux · 5 replies
    PMW ^ | Oct 22 2020 | Itamar Marcus
    Last week, PMW together with Arnold Roth, demanded that BBC remove its broadcast promoting terrorist Ahlam Tamimi who murdered 15, including Roth's daughter Malki, and to apologize for the broadcast Yesterday, BBC removed the broadcast and apologized Itamar Marcus in Jerusalem Post: “BBC’s ‘reaching out’ knowingly to a child murderer… not only supports this past terrorist, it serves as a catalyst for those considering terror in the future. The knowledge that BBC and other media will be there to honor, promote and support them is the fuel that the terror infrastructures need to thrive.” Arnold Roth: "The BBC's apology ......
  • BBC journalist sets up anonymous Twitter account to bash Israel

    09/03/2020 12:53:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 3, 2020 | GABE FRIEDMAN
    The Jewish Chronicle outed Nimesh Thaker, a longtime BBC World News journalist, as the man behind the now-private Not that bothered Twitter account. Thaker’s account tweeted that Israel is “racist” and a “white supremacist state.” After Jewish BBC host Emma Barnett spoke out about the British rapper Wiley’s incendiary tweets about Jews, Thaker’s account retweeted a message saying that Barnett was using “the same old ‘antisemitism’ excuse whenever people criticise Israel.” Wiley was banned from Facebook, Twitter and other platforms for his tweets.
  • US election 2020: See very really simple guide to understand di mata

    08/23/2020 11:25:22 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Di president of United States of America get big influence on how di world dey take respond to international crises like war, global pandemic and climate change. So wen time for election reach for every four years, plenty pipo dey dey interested on wetin di result go be, but no be many pipo understand how di process dey work. Even here for BBC News, we gatz remind oursef how di electoral college dey take work and wetin battle ground state be. So if you dey look for how to refresh your memory or you dey try to understand am for...
  • France sends jets and ships to tense east Mediterranean

    08/13/2020 7:15:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/2020
    France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets and a naval frigate in the eastern Mediterranean because of tensions between Greece and Turkey. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the area. A Turkish survey ship began such a mission on Monday, angering Greece. The area is rich in untapped energy. There are also tensions around Cyprus over rival exploration rights. The Republic of Cyprus and Greece do not accept any such rights for Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus in the region. France is also at odds with Turkey over the crisis in...
  • Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

    08/01/2020 12:53:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/01/2020
    Official estimates say at least 15,000 people are taking part in the protests, which is being called "The Day of Freedom". Protesters held up banners featuring such slogans as "Corona, false alarm", "We are being forced to wear a muzzle". The BBC's Damian McGuinness in Berlin says some are from the far right and some are conspiracy theorists who do not believe Covid-19 exists, but others are ordinary people who simply object to the government's approach to the pandemic Restrictions in Germany include the wearing of face-coverings in shops and on public transport, social distancing rules and hygiene requirements apply...
  • Will the BBC win its Ł16m Bollywood bet? New Sunday night drama A Suitable Boy is one of the corporation's most expensive ever - and the first to have a cast entirely made up of people of colour

    07/25/2020 4:25:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2020 | Radhika Sanghani
    A spirited young girl, a forbidden love and a coming-of-age tale that will have you on the edge of your sofa (plus a rather dashing male lead or two) — it has all the elements of a familiar Sunday night drama. But the BBC's latest offering, A Suitable Boy, which starts tomorrow night, is anything but familiar. For the six-part series is the first in the corporation's history to have a cast entirely made up of people of colour.
  • The mother who took on America, Phyllis Schlafly - played by Cate Blanchett in a new TV drama - championed family values but dragged women to the Dark Ages (hurl Alert)

    07/10/2020 6:55:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd July 2020 | David Leafe
    When she first welcomed British 'morality' campaigner Mary Whitehouse to her home town of St Louis, Missouri, in December 1972, America's own self-appointed moral guardian, Phyllis Schlafly, might have wondered whether she was looking at a mirror image of herself. Both favouring twin-sets, the two women also sported stiffly lacquered hairstyles — but the similarities between them went far beyond their prim appearance. Middle-aged matrons they might have been, but both were experts at — and relished — riling their opponents. Hugh Carleton-Greene, the BBC's director-general between 1960 and 1969, was so often provoked by Whitehouse that he bought a...
  • Saudi Arabia replenished Syrian rebels with one effective weapon against the Assad regime

    10/11/2015 1:28:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/09/15 | Jeremy Bender
    A Saudi Arabian official has reportedly disclosed that the Sunni kingdom sent Syrian rebels a new batch of one of the most effective weapons for battling against the Assad regime this week. BBC correspondent Frank Gardner tweeted that a Saudi official confirmed the delivery of 500 TOW antitank missiles to the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The FSA is currently being squeezed from all directions by the Syrian military, Russian airstrikes, and competition from jihadist fighters, including ISIS. The delivery of the TOW missiles — which have also been provided by the CIA — will increase the capabilities of the FSA...
  • BBC Bans Black Lives Matter Badges On Air

    07/01/2020 7:05:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 July 2020
    The BBC has told its presenters and guests not to wear Black Lives Matter badges as the campaign was accused of “hijacking” George Floyd’s death for political reasons. Bosses at the corporation have decided not to allow “visual symbols of support” for Black Lives Matter to be worn on screen, senior sources told The Telegraph. It comes as a number of high-profile organisations were forced to backtrack on their support for the Black Lives Matter movement as its UK arm publicly criticised Israel and called on the British government to “defund the police”.
  • Little Britain is REMOVED from BBC iPlayer, BritBox and Netflix — which has also canned Come Fly With Me — amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable

    06/09/2020 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:50 EDT, 9 June 202 | Paul Revoir and Helena Kelly
    Little Britain has been removed from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable. In an apparent reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests, Netflix pulled the Matt Lucas, 46, and David Walliams, 48, series on Friday, along with the pair’s other comedy Come Fly With Me.Then yesterday the BBC and BritBox both confirmed they had also decided to remove Little Britain saying “times have changed” since the show first aired. The shows include scenes where the comedians portray characters from different ethnic backgrounds with the use of...
  • BBC4 history presenter Janina Ramirez says scrapping the channel will punish elderly viewers who rely on arts and culture shows

    05/26/2020 10:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dominique Hughes
    Axing BBC Four to boost youth television will deprive the elderly and vulnerable who rely on the arts and culture channel, a TV historian has warned. The channel is under threat of being closed or filled with repeats as speculation grows that the broadcaster plans to plough money into programmes for younger viewers. BBC Four, which most nights has fewer than a million viewers with an average age in their sixties, faces having the plug pulled just as the over-75s prepare to lose their free TV licences in August.
  • National Geographic Unveils Historic Find With Excavation of Ancient Egypt's First Fully Intact Funeral Home

    05/12/2020 5:57:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Business Wire ^ | May 3, 2020 | National Geographic Media Contact
    National Geographic today released never-before-seen footage from within ancient Egypt's first known fully intact funeral home. In conjunction with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, a team of archaeologists led by Dr. Ramadan Hussein from Germany's Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, uncovered the burial complex, dating back to 600 BC, deep beneath the sands at the Saqqara necropolis less than an hour's drive south of Cairo. The new, four-part series KINGDOM OF THE MUMMIES produced for National Geographic by BBC Studios follows the team as they explore the subterranean chambers and open four sealed, 2,600 year-old sarcophagi to unlock secrets...
  • David Attenborough will teach online Geography lessons to social distancing kids

    04/21/2020 3:34:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NME ^ | 4/21 | Ella Kemp
    “We said the BBC would be there for people through this crisis, and we meant it”Sir David Attenborough will be teaching online Geography lessons via the BBC, for children being homeschooled during the coronavirus pandemic. The historian and broadcaster will be hosting live-streamed classes as part of the BBC Bitesize Daily learning series focused on offering at-home education. Read More: It was nice to see David Attenborough in the flesh at Glastonbury, but could he not have used the platform more wisely? Covering material from Attenborough’s Life on Earth and The Living Planet documentary series, the lessons will focus on...
  • Coronavirus: Trump berates media at jaw-dropping briefing

    04/14/2020 2:28:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 133 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | April 14, 2020 | by Jon Sopel, North America editor
    On Monday morning I had a delivery to my apartment from the nearby off-licence - or liquor store, as they say over here. And I put a jokey picture on Twitter of a bottle of gin and eight bottles of tonic, with the caption that at least I had the next week sorted. After leaving the White House Briefing Room on Monday evening following a marathon two-hour 24-minute press conference, I felt I could have knocked off the whole lot in one sitting. This has been the most dizzying, jaw-dropping, eyeball-popping, head-spinning news conference I have ever attended. And I...
  • The Corporate Media’s Coronavirus Propaganda For China Is Finally Catching Up With Them

    04/02/2020 7:12:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/02/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Beijing has lied about the coronavirus from the start, while here in the West our corporate media has actively and enthusiastically spread its lies to households across the free world. But now that news of China’s lies is beginning to seep out, will it make a difference? Will there even be corrections? Don’t count on it.Even before reports on incinerators “working around the clock,” massive orders for urns, government bribes to keep mourners quiet, and total government censorship, China’s lies were obvious. Even before China concealed the outbreak, blamed the U.S. military, and expelled foreign reporters, their lies were obvious.Their...
  • BBC to Partner with Greta Thunberg for (Another) TV Climate Series

    02/10/2020 8:37:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/10/2020 | Simon Kent
    BBC Studios’ Science Unit announced Monday it is working on a new series fronted by Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg in an effort to both tell her life story and chronicle her global travels. It is the second media production focusing on Thunberg announced in the past two months alone.
  • Romanian King of Communism Lionized by BBC

    02/02/2020 10:29:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/02/20 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    His Democrat Socialism robbed people of their pride, courage, wealth, land, freedom, and destroyed their souls, self-determination, and self-sufficiency A 2016 BBC documentary titled, The King of Communism – The Pomp and Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu, focused on Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena’s cult of personality propaganda that helped maintain his brutal Communist Party dictatorship (1965-1989) in the Socialist Republic of Romania, a tyranny that irreparably damaged the soul of a nation. Sadly, the documentary was celebrated by people who still believe in his misery right up to this day. Unfortunately, the old communist ideology has been repackaged for...
  • 'Doctor Who' casts the first black doctor in its history

    01/27/2020 9:39:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 01 27 2020 | Alaa Elassar
    "Doctor Who" just made history with its first ever black Doctor, who was revealed during Sunday night's episode "Fugitive of the Judoon." Jo Martin, playing the first black incarnation of the Doctor, was shockingly revealed to the 13th Doctor, portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker was the first female incarnation of the character. In the episode, written by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall, Martin's character, a tour guide in the English city Gloucester named Ruth Clayton, surprisingly announces that she is the Doctor. The historic revelation came after a TARDIS was dug up from under Clayton's lighthouse childhood home. But neither...
  • BBC mocked for airing LeBron James footage in segment about Kobe Bryant’s death

    01/26/2020 7:43:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 9:59pm | Kenneth Garger
    The BBC is being widely mocked online for showing footage of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James while airing a segment about the death of Kobe Bryant. Evening news program “BBC News at Ten” committed the embarrassing gaffe Sunday night — but later apologized and chalked it up to “human error,” according to The Daily Mail. The clip being distributed online begins by showing Bryant and his daughter Gianna — who both died Sunday morning in a California helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed at least nine. The footage then cuts to current Lakers great, Lebron James, high-fiving a fellow...