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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

British Networks Split On Gaza Funds Appeal

Unlike the BBC, three other networks will show a charity appeal for funds to alleviate suffering in Gaza. ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will run the appeal. The BBC cited two reasons not to run the appeal: that aid is now reaching the area and that "while it remains a matter of great, great controversy, which we are having to report on very extensively in our news bulletins, we do not think it's appropriate to give our airtime over in this way." Read more here in a BBC story.

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