Saturday, July 29, 2006

Beeb under scrutiny in Guardian blog

If you haven't checked it out yet, I would recommend the 'Comment is Free' blog as an interesting forum where Guardian readers discuss their perspectives on current stories and issues. For a lively interchange of views on how the BBC (described by the Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips as the 'Beirut Broadcasting Corporation') is covering the current hostilities between Israel and the Lebanon, here is a good example of how the blog comes into its own.

The blog was started by Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain. He makes some useful reference to the Glagow Media Group's recent publication, 'Bad News From Israel' which suggests that Israeli perspectives are given greater priority in British broadcasting than Palestinian views.

If you're a media student, you might find the Comment Is Free a useful case study for discussion if you ever get asked to write an essay on whether the Public Sphere is alive and well on the World Wide Web.

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1 comment:

Pete Wilby said...

There is another blog site that routinely monitors the BBC for alleged bias - not surprisingly it's called Biased BBC and the BBC's coverage of the current events in the Middle East is under particular scrutiny. You won't find many apologists for Aunty contributing here!