BBC still touting problematic backgrounder for children

BBC Watch

The BBC News website’s recent article promoting Hamas claims concerning a man murdered last week in Tunisia (previously discussed here) included three links to ‘related articles’ presumably intended to enhance audience understanding of the story.

newsround-art-link-in-sfax-artThe second of those links – billed “A simple guide to the Gaza conflict” – leads to a backgrounder produced by the CBBC website’s ‘Newsround’ section for children between the ages of six and twelve. newsround-gaza 

Titled “Guide: Why are Israel and the Palestinians fighting over Gaza?“, that rather curious choice of ‘related article’ was originally published in November 2012 and was the subject of a complaint and a ruling by the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit  in June 2013.

Despite having been amended numerous times, the backgrounder still includes misleading, inaccurate and incomplete information – as was documented here in 2014. At the time we noted that:

“Incidents such as…

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