This video from Britain says about itself:
20 May 2016
A few months ago a remarkable discovery was made in the vaults of the BBC Natural History Unit.
From Sundayworld.com in Ireland:
Friday 13th November 2015
Top Gear’s former host Jeremy Clarkson is being sued by producer Oisin Tymon for racial discrimination.
Lawyers for the 55-year-old presenter and the BBC had a closed-door hearing with Tymon’s representatives at a London employment tribunal today, according to sources.
Clarkson, who was later fired by the BBC, reportedly called Tymon a “lazy, Irish c***” during a confrontation at a hotel in north Yorkshire. …
Clarkson was suspended after the “fracas” over catering on March 10, and was sacked by the BBC on March 25, following an internal inquiry.
The inquiry, led by the director of BBC Scotland Ken MacQuarrie, said Tymon “was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip” during the “unprovoked physical and verbal attack”.
MacQuarrie added: “The verbal abuse was sustained over a longer period, both at the time of the physical attack and subsequently.”
See also here.
This BBC video says about itself:
The refugees heading to Sweden – Newsnight
18 September 2015
Sweden has the highest number of refugees per capita of any European country. Secunder Kermani followed one group of refugees – and the activists helping them – as they traveled from Germany to Sweden.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Police use terror powers to seize BBC Newsnight journalist’s laptop
Exclusive: Secunder Kermani joined the show early last year and has produced a series of reports on British-born jihadis
29 October 2015
Police have used powers under the Terrorism Act to seize the laptop of a young Newsnight journalist in a case that has shocked BBC colleagues and alarmed freedom of speech campaigners, The Independent can disclose.
Officers obtained an order from a judge that was served on the BBC and Secunder Kermani, who joined the flagship BBC2 news show early last year and has produced a series of reports on British-born jihadis.
The development has caused alarm among BBC journalists. The editor of Newsnight, Ian Katz said: “While we would not seek to obstruct any police investigation we are concerned that the use of the Terrorism Act to obtain communication between journalists and sources will make it very difficult for reporters to cover this issue of critical public interest.”
A BBC spokesman said: “Police obtained an order under the Terrorism Act requiring the BBC to hand over communication between a Newsnight journalist and a man in Syria who had publicly identified himself as an IS member. The man had featured in Newsnight reports and was not a confidential source”.
Kermani has built a reputation for making contact with Western-born Isis fighters and interviewing them online about their motivations.
The seizure of his material has alarmed press freedom organisations. Jo Glanville, director [of] campaign group English PEN, said the current “hysteria” around terrorism was greater than in the aftermath of the 9-11 and 7-7 attacks. “If journalists go near something to do with terrorism the police can use the Terrorism Act  to go after their sources.”
The media lawyer Gavin Millar, QC, warned at a conference last month of the “looming problem” of police exploiting the wide-ranging terror legislation to go after journalistic sources at various news organisations. “There’s a chilling effect – I know material has not been published or broadcast because of anxiety to protect sources,” he has said. “We are talking notes, emails, video footage, audio [being seized]. I don’t think we are hearing the accounts of why young people are going [to Syria]. The debate has not been advanced by informed coverage because the media is in fear of the Terrorism Act.”
There are also concerns that police may attempt to use the legislation to go after sources of academic research into Islamic extremism. Kings College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation has built a huge data base of Western jihadists.
Next month at the Court of Appeal, David Miranda, the partner of former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, will challenge a ruling that he was lawfully detained at Heathrow airport under the Terrorism Act in 2013, resulting in the seizure of 58,000 highly-classified documents he was carrying for the journalist in encrypted files.
One BBC source said: “It think it makes it very difficult to do proper reporting in this territory when the cops can come in and get orders for material as easily as they can. The police have the authority to seize anything that they think will be of use to them in a terror investigation and that’s quite a wide net.”
Source material: The price of protection
- Daily Mail reporter Brendan Mulholland and Reg Foster of the Daily Sketch were jailed for contempt of court – for six months and three months respectively – in 1963, after refusing to disclose their sources in reporting the Vassall spy tribunal.
- Sarah Tisdall, a Foreign Office clerk, was jailed in 1983 after anonymously sending The Guardian details of US cruise missile nuclear weapons arriving in Britain.
- The newspaper was ordered by the Attorney General to hand over the documents, which were identified as coming from a Foreign Office photocopier, and Ms Tisdall was charged under the Official Secrets Act.
- Former Independent journalist Jeremy Warner was fined £20,000 in 1988 after refusing to reveal his sources to Department of Trade and Industry inspectors investigating insider dealing in the City.
This video from the USA says about itself:
From Associated Press news agency:
Ukraine Bars 3 BBC Journalists From Entering Ukraine
By Nataliya Vasilyeva
Sep 17, 2015, 6:00 AM ET
Ukraine has barred a few dozen reporters, including three BBC journalists, from entering the country as an unspecified security threat.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late on Wednesday signed a sanctions list barring nearly 400 individuals from entering Ukraine, including BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells, both British, and Russian cameraman Anton Chicherov.
The decree which was published on the president’s website said the reporters and media executives on the list presented an unspecified “threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty or territorial integrity.”
It did not specify why the long-serving Moscow-based BBC journalists were singled out but a spokesman for the presidential administration said late Wednesday night that the Ukrainian Security Service would give an explanation on Thursday.
The BBC’s foreign editor, Andrew Roy, described the ban as “a shameful attack on media freedom.”
“These sanctions are completely inappropriate and inexplicable measures to take against BBC journalists who are reporting the situation in Ukraine impartially and objectively, and we call on the Ukrainian government to remove their names from this list immediately,” he said in emailed comments.
Also on the list of the banned journalists are Antonio Pampliega and Angel Sastre, two Spanish reporters who disappeared in Syria in July and are believed to have been kidnapped by the Islamic State group, and two reporters for Russian news agencies in South Africa and Turkey with no clear links to Ukraine.
The Russian news agency Tass on Thursday described the decision to blacklist three of its reporters, one based in Washington, D.C., one in South Africa and one in Moscow, as “odd” since two of the three journalists do not even cover Ukraine. …
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement that it is “dismayed” by Poroshenko’s actions.
“While the government may not like or agree with the coverage, labeling journalists a potential threat to national security is not an appropriate response,” said the committee’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, Nina Ognianova.
This video says about itself:
16 June 2014
Contains some upsetting images.
In light of the controversy surrounding Qatar being awarded the 2022 World Cup– ESPN E:60 delves behind the scenes to get an eye-opening insight into one of the more damning consequences of FIFA’s decision– the problems faced by migrant workers in Qatar.
By Kadeem Simmonds in Britain:
Journalists held in Qatari prison
Tuesday 19th May 2015
BBC crew invited by PM then arrested and interrogated
Media workers were outraged yesterday after BBC journalists were invited to Qatar by the prime minister only to be snatched off the streets for “trespassing.”
BBC Middle East business correspondent Mark Lobel was in Doha in early May to see new flagship accommodation for low-paid migrant workers but was then arrested — along with the cameraman, translator and driver — and then interrogated.
Lobel said he was told he wouldn’t be allowed a phone call and that they were being held as a matter of national security.
He was then shown pictures of himself and his team, showing they they had been spied on since the moment they entered the country. Their equipment was seized from them and has yet to be returned.
Speaking to the Star, National Union of Journalists general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “It’s an outrage that BBC journalists were imprisoned in Qatar for doing their job, it’s a terrible indictment of the government’s approach to press freedom. The seized equipment and belongings must be returned immediately.
“The arrests show a shocking level of hostility towards media workers, even in the face of their invitation as part of a PR trip.
“The journalists were put under surveillance and their detention serves as a warning for all media organisations planning to cover the World Cup. “Assurances must be given by the authorities that they will in future respect press freedom and not let this happen again.”
“It was meant to be the first day of our PR tour but instead we were later handcuffed and taken to be questioned for a second time, at the department of public prosecutions,” Lobel said on the BBC website.
“Thirteen hours of waiting around and questioning later, one of the interrogators snapped: ‘This is not Disneyland. You can’t stick your camera anywhere.’ In perfect English and with more than a touch of malice, he threatened us with another four days in prison — to teach us a lesson.”
But since their release, the Qatari government have said that the journalists were trespassing on private property and breaking the law.
“By trespassing on private property and running afoul of Qatari laws, the BBC reporter made himself the story,” the Qatar government said.
“We sincerely hope that this was not his intention. Moreover, we deeply regret that he was unable to report the real story, which is that the government and the private sector are making significant progress in efforts to improve the lives and the labour conditions of guest workers in Qatar.”
Fifa said they were investigating the incident. “Any instance relating to an apparent restriction of press freedom is of concern to Fifa and will be looked into with the seriousness it deserves,” it said in a statement.
This video from London, England issays about itself:
#MuslimLivesMatter: BBC and Sky slammed for ‘bias coverage’ at London rally
12 February 2015
Protesters gathered in central London Thursday to decry the lack of media coverage over the purportedly religiously-motivated murder of three Muslims in North Carolina on Wednesday.
The demonstrators carried banners bearing messages including ‘BBC, shame on you’ and ‘My faith does not incriminate me.’
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
BBC faces demo over shootings coverage
Friday 13th February 2015
ANTI-RACISM campaigners joined members of Muslim communities last night to stage a protest outside the BBC in London against what they claim is the corporation’s silence over the shootings of three Muslim students in the US.
Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were shot dead near the university campus in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder over the killings.
Initial reports appeared to suggest the triple shooting was the result of a dispute over parking spaces but the victims’ families and local Muslim community leaders are calling for the murders to be recognised as a hate crime.
The protesters argue that in stark contrast to the recent Paris shootings there was no immediate coverage of the killings, which were not headline news or covered in the BBC’s main news bulletins.
North Carolina murders and Dutch media: here.