BBC slammed for refusing to air Gaza appeal

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January 24, 2009 12:37

 
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British government ministers on Saturday criticized the BBC for refusing to show a charity fundraising appeal for Palestinians in the Gaza strip. The national broadcaster said it had rejected the ad because showing it might harm the BBC's reputation for impartiality and because it could not be sure humanitarian aid would reach the needy in the chaotic territory. Britain's main private broadcasters also turned down the ad.

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