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Release the Balen Report to the public

    1. Stephen  Hoffman
    2. Petition by

      Stephen Hoffman

      St Albans, United Kingdom

We call upon the BBC to release the findings to the general public of the Balen report that looked into its Middle East coverage and allegations of bias against Israel by the BBC. The BBC has spent over a third of a million pounds on covering up these findings for eight years. We believe this is a misuse of BBC licence fee payers’ money. The BBC should be obligated to reveal to its licence fee payers all the findings of this report on its coverage of the Middle East.

The BBC trust has to ensure that the BBC provides accurate and impartial news. The remit of the Balen report was to examine the BBC’s coverage of the Middle East. By covering up these findings it stops the Trust is not seen to be ensuring that the BBC is a purveyor of accurate and impartial news. The BBC must be accountable to the public it serves. The report should be released without delay. Otherwise, we can only assume that the BBC has something to hide.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
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    3. Another example of biased bbc reporting

      Stephen  Hoffman
      Petition Organizer

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    4. Biased BBC article

      Stephen  Hoffman
      Petition Organizer

      This is an old story by Alex Singleton a Daily Mail journalist, but the message of it is pertinent and correct. It talks about the BBC's biased coverage of the Middle East and the fact it will not come clean. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2193845/Why-wont-BBC-come-clean-bias-Israel--moral-country-deserves-support.html

    5. Question Time

      Stephen  Hoffman
      Petition Organizer

      As I am sure all of you who watch Question Time witnessed over 2 weeks ago, the BBC continues to give those whoa re anti-Israel much more airtime then those who offer a pro or neutral perspective on Israel. Compared to the other panelists Owen Jones was given about ten times more airtime to showcase his anti-Israel views and was not chaired by Dimbleby. It appears to be just another example of the BBC's attitude towards Israel. If like me you are fed up of this sign this petition and tell your friends and family and get them to sign it. We have almost 2,000 signatures so lets get to that magic number.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. Balen Report Article

      Stephen  Hoffman
      Petition Organizer

      This excellent article by Melanie Phillips on the Balen Report reminds us of the true nature of the scandal and why the BBC has to be forced to release the Balen Report. http://melaniephillips.com/the-real-bbc-scandal

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    8. Thank You

      Stephen  Hoffman
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks so much for all those who have signed this petition so far and also the comments you have made, it is greatly appreciated. Please do publicise this petition and tell your friends and family about it and get them to sign.
      With your help we can send a message that covering up the Balen report that looked into alleged bias in the BBC's Middle East reporting is completely unacceptable, especially considering it misuses Taxpayers money.

      Best Wishes,

      Stephen Hoffman

    9. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 10 months ago

      The BBC in tandem with the Labour Party are cultural Marxists and the enemies of freedom. They enabled mass immigration to destroy the nation by acting asan agent of censorship and political correctness.

    • Robert Leonard LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Anything that can be done to undermine the Ministry Of Truth is surely a worthwhile enterprise.

    • Chet Goldstein KFAR SABA, ISRAEL, ISRAEL
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I'm Jewish and an Israeli citizen, and I'm sick and tired of Israel being singled out for criticism among all the nations of the world. I'm sick and tired of the continuous attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state via half-truths, distortions, and omission of pertinant facts. If this is not anti-Semitism, I don't know what is.

      • over 1 year ago

      Balanced reporting...and then there's the BBC's Middle East section...

      • over 1 year ago

      Like you say, the BBC has the obligation to be completely impartial in its reporting.


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