20 June 2004

Now they have two problems

[source, source]

The BBC decided that it had a problem with balance in its coverage of the Middle East. The solution was to hire someone

to advise on balance in Middle East coverage, and head “media training projects,” i.e. to train BBC (and perhaps other journalists) into “understanding the Middle East better.”

What neutral, respected person did the BBC hire for this important, sensitive job? Why Ibrahim Helal, editor in chief of al Jazeera TV network.

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