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BBC’s double standards in Gaza and Ukraine coverage exposed

BBC's double standards in Gaza and Ukraine coverage exposed BBC admits "possible error" in favor of Israel in International Court of Justice broadcast, London, Marh 25, 2024 (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jul 9, 2024 10:54 AM

The British media giant BBC has been the target of criticism since the beginning of the war in Gaza for its biased stance and its efforts to whitewash Israel’s massacres.

Two weeks after the start of the conflict in Gaza, Bassam Bounenni, the corporation’s North Africa Correspondent for 18 years, resigned in protest against the BBC’s broadcasting policy. In the following period, pro-Palestinian demonstrators organized various protests in front of the BBC building from time to time.

Moreover, in March 2024, a senior BBC official admitted that the BBC had “maybe made a mistake” in choosing to broadcast Israel’s entire defense against genocide charges at the ICJ, while only parts of South Africa’s counter-arguments were shown.

Finally, social media users criticized the BBC’s coverage of the airstrikes on Ukraine and Gaza.

BBC, Britain’s leading broadcasting organization, which deployed ships and surveillance planes to the Eastern Mediterranean in support of Israel, has made a big scandal. While saying that Russia killed 5 people in the attack on Ukraine, it did not report that Israel was the killer of 16 Palestinians in Gaza.

BBC's double standards in Gaza and Ukraine coverage exposed

BBC announced the attack on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro with the headline “Five killed in Russian attack on central Ukraine”.

The report quoted Zelenskyy as saying, “Only two things can stop this Russian terror: Modern air defense systems and the long-range capabilities of our weapons.”

BBC's double standards in Gaza and Ukraine coverage exposed

The BBC failed to name the killer in the Israeli massacre in Gaza. The BBC blamed Russia in the headline for the attack on Ukraine, and said, “At least 16 people were killed in an air strike on a school in Gaza.”

Last Updated:  Jul 9, 2024 1:35 PM