1. Exclusive: I've obtained internal BBC emails that reveal that the broadcaster agreed to demands by the Iranian government to not distribute its coverage gathered while its correspondent was in Iran to its Persian language network BBC Persian.
Pretty explosive scoop. The BBC has agreed to conditions set by the Islamic Republic of Iran to not share reporting materials it gathers in Iran with its Persian-language channel
This is stunning - and outrageous. CNN cut a similar deal w Saddam Hussein. Soft coverage in exchange for keeping a news bureau open. I would have hoped BBC had learned from the CNN debacle. Journalists’ job is to cover the news. Not cover it up.
. obtains internal BBC emails showing the news org accepted Iranian demands of blackout on its Persian sites.⁩ “It would be as if the New York Times agreed to a demand by the Chinese government to not publish its reports in Mandarin.”
In his exclusive piece looks at how the BBC caved to Iran regime's demands regarding BBC Persian, His piece: At we look at the important report and also context, background;
This is shocking. What a shameful concession by . If you care about Iran or press freedom in general, read this piece by .
This is outragous . Giving editorial control of your content to a govenrment that represses your own staff?! Kudos via
BBC Accepts Iran’s Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime’s Attacks On Press | HuffPost
Does this mean someone at ⁦⁩ still has a brain? I’d have never believed they would report on something that might alienate its readers. #BBC Accepts Iran’s Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime’s Attacks On Press | HuffPost
3. This is particularly egregious because BBC Persian staffers have been the #1 target of the Iranian gov. They're subjected to death threats, they're not allowed to visit elderly parents, their relatives are interrogated, & their assets have been frozen
From : “A BBC deal to not share its reporting from Iran on BBC Persian channels has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that endangers journalists.” # via
Scoop from : “The agreement represents a capitulation to a government that has been hostile to press freedom. The Iranian government routinely shuts down media organizations critical of the regime and imprisons, tortures and executes journalists.”
Stunning that any major media outlet would agree to terms dictated by the Iranian government, and yet that’s exactly what did. Crazy scoop.
"The BBC has agreed to conditions set by the Islamic Republic of Iran to not share reporting materials it gathers in Iran with its Persian-language channel, BBC Persian," reports
An exclusive from on a major media outlet acquiescing to pressure from an Iranian regime notoriously opposed to press freedoms. Not good, BBC. Not good.
A BBC deal to not share its reporting from Iran on BBC Persian channels has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that endangers journalists — by
“It would be as if ⁦⁦⁩ agreed to a demand by the Chinese government to not publish its reports in Mandarin.” ⁦⁩ on ⁦⁩ giving into #Iran censors’ demands against ⁦⁩ in exchange for access.
A BBC deal to not share its reporting from Iran on BBC Persian channels has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that endangers journalists - # via
Iran’s been one of world’s most repressive countries for journalists for past 40 years. State controlled news and info is unrelenting. At least 860 journalists have been imprisoned or executed since 1979. This news broken by ⁦⁩ is shocking!
ICYMI: This bombshell story is a real indictment of the & confirms what many dissidents have suspected: that the BBC's coverage of Iran (particularly ) omits stories to please the regime. Will be writing about it a lot today.
Great story by : The BBC has agreed to conditions set by Iran to not share reporting it gathers in Iran with its Persian-language channel.
Great reporting from on a complex topic— press freedom (or the lack thereof) within Iran. Absolutely worth a read.
BBC agrees to Iran conditions to not share reporting materials it gathers inside Iran with its Persian-language platforms
Scoop by : In exchange for access within Iran, BBC agrees to not distribute its reporting material to BBC Persian language channels, corresponding social media accounts, etc.
NEW: BBC accepts Iran’s demand of blackout on its Persian sites amid regime’s attacks on press (exclusive report from ⁦⁩)
NEW from : BBC Accepts Iran’s Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime’s Attacks On Press | HuffPost
BBC accepts Iran’s demand of blackout on its Persian sites amid regime’s attacks on press -- story from
“A deal to not share reporting from Iran on BBC Persian has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that imprisons, tortures and kills journalists.”
BBC Accepts Iran’s Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime’s Attacks On Press — Deal to not share reporting from Iran on has angered staffers who see it as complicity w/ a gov’t that imprisons/tortures/kills journalists. via
BBC Accepts Iran’s Demand Of Blackout On Its Persian Sites Amid Regime’s Attacks On Press
A BBC deal to not share its reporting from Iran on BBC Persian channels has angered staffers who see it as complicity with a government that endangers journalists. via