The BBC’s flagship interview programme ‘Hardtalk’ is broadcast on both BBC World News and the BBC News channel. On August 27th, both those channels showed a repeat of a previous edition of the programme originally aired in January 2015 (and previously discussed here) in which Zeinab Badawi travelled to Malta to interview Suha Arafat.
As readers may recall, Badawi made no effort at the time to correct the inaccurate impressions given to audiences by Suha Arafat via statements such as:
“When there’s a rocket on Israel we have 1,000 people who are killed in the same day.”
“Gaza…the most crowded city in the world…”
“…more than 1,000 people who are still in the coma…” [after the conflict last summer]
“….nothing happen [with the peace process] because Israel continue to do settlements, Israel continue to build the wall….”
Obviously the corporation supposedly committed to editorial standards…
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