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  • Tuesday, November 23, 2004

    Anti War group slams the BBC

    Anti-war group slams the BBC A MUSWELL Hill anti-war group has launched a campaign against the BBC's Iraq coverage. The Muswell Hill Stop The War Group, which counts Victoria Wood and Juliet Stevenson among its backers, has accused the corporation of unfair reporting. Robin Beste, 60, from Muswell Road, complained about Newsnight's coverage on the assault on the Iraqi city of Falluja. Mr Beste said: "The broadcasts are simply a one dimensional justification of the assault. "There was a long cast of pro-war commentators, with no counter-balancing opinion to represent what is, according to all recent polls, the view held by 50 per cent of the British public who oppose the war in Iraq. "They did not show the results of the bombardment on the civilians living there." He also suggested that the corporation has been afraid to criticise the government since the fallout from the Hutton report. The campaign is now urging its 1,000 members to report biased coverage or stories trumpeting allied successes.

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