Online campaign slams BBC's 'biased' Palestine coverage
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has come under criticism with an online campaign over its coverage of Israel’s aggravation against Palestinians.
The campaign by the NGO “The Friends of Al Aqsa” (FAO) -- launched on Twitter with the hashtag #BBsee -- has asked the BBC a series of questions about the news organization's “biased” coverage from the region.
"Why do you highlight Israeli injuries and ignore the killing of Palestinian children, youth and women?" was one of the questions of the campaign, which quickly became a trending topic on the social media platform.
Campaigners asked, “Israeli forces killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2000! Why aren’t you reporting this?” and “There is concrete video evidence of Israelis beating innocent Palestinians, why don’t you show it #BBSee?”
Another tweet asked the media organization, “When will you report the facts #BBSee?”
Shamiul Joarder, a spokesman from the FAO, has told AA that the #BBsee campaign aimed to put pressure on the BBC to report the facts about what happens in Palestine.
“BBC is paid by tax-payers’ money but it is not reporting the facts. What the campaign is to do is to highlight every time the reports are being biased from now on. 60 Palestinians were killed; this does not make it to the news but when an Israeli soldier is injured, it does,” Joarder said.
In October, 11 Israelis and 61 Palestinians have been killed in conflict-stricken Palestine.
The FAO describes itself on its official web page as a U.K.-based non-profit NGO concerned with defending the rights of Palestinians and protecting the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The BBC did not comment on the campaign.