BBC Director-General Calls for Media Critics to Be Purged From Social Media

The BBC has responded to criticism over its coverage of the UK’s general election by calling for their online critics to be banned from social media.

BBC Protest Feature photo

In the face of a mountain of condemnation over how it provided a key role in helping Boris Johnson win last week’s UK general elections, BBC Director-General Baron Hall of Birkenhead has called for the corporation’s critics to be purged from the internet. “The conspiracy theories that abound are frustrating...some of the abuse…is sickening. It

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BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage “Was Staged”

Well-known BBC Syria producer Riam Dalati shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers by stating that after a “six-month investigation” he has concluded, “I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”

Douma Syria | Chemical attack

Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated the incident on the ground has issued public statements saying the "Assad sarin attack" on Douma was

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Over 60 Human Rights Groups Back Call to Boycott Eurovision in Israel

“The Israeli regime of military occupation, colonialism and apartheid is blatantly using Eurovision as part of its official strategy ‘Brand Israel’, which tries to show ‘the most beautiful face of Israel’ to whiten and divert attention from its war crimes against the Palestinians.”

Eurovision | Israel

Over 60 international NGO’s have added their voices in protest against the plan to hold the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. They are now part of what is quickly becoming an international campaign by civil society groups seeking to move the event, which is scheduled for May, from Israel. Earlier this week 50 artists

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Secret Documents Reveal Mubarak’s Plan to Resettle Palestinians in Egypt

According to the documents, Mubarak was responding to an American request when he made his offer.

, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, shakes hands with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres at the Sharm el Sheikh resort in the Sinai peninsula for talks on the Middle East peace process, Oct. 1996. (AP/Mohamed El-Dakhakhny)

Secret British documents have revealed that deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had agreed to resettle Palestinians in Egypt over three decades ago. According to the documents, obtained exclusively by the BBC following a Freedom of Information Act disclosure request, Mubarak was responding to an American request when he made his offer. The

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Bombshell BBC Report Confirms US Struck a Deal with ISIS in Syria

The report comes amid a statement by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that the US is preparing for a long-term military commitment in Syria to fight ISIS.

ISIS fighters from hold a celebratory parade after capturing Raqqa, Syria.

At a moment of widespread acknowledgment that the short-lived Islamic State (ISIS) is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the Syrian Army in its last urban holdout of Abu Kamal City in eastern Syria, the US is signaling an open-ended military presence in Syria. On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the

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Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State

Though viewed by many as one of few unbiased news sources in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s stripes are showing as it expands into social media. The network’s subservience to the government of Qatar has become unmistakably obvious as it tries to expand its audience.

A Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. (AP/Kamran Jebreili)

MINNEAPOLIS - Long a prominent voice in the Arabic-speaking world, Al Jazeera has more recently become a notable force in Western media. Despite receiving all of its funding from the government of Qatar, Al Jazeera English – in contrast to other Western media outlets - has enjoyed a reputation for unbiased and in-depth reporting with a focus on

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