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Graham Smith: BBC must report, not celebrate, the royal wedding

February 7th, 2011Posted by in Broadcasting, Press freedom and ethics

As the country’s excitement about an impending royal wedding builds to its inevitable fever pitch, BBC journalists must report, not celebrate, says Republic executive officer Graham Smith.

Republic is a group which campaigns for a democratic alternative to the monarchy.

It has long been felt by a great many people in this country – not just republicans – that when it comes to the monarchy and coverage of the royal family the Corporation fails in its duty to remain balanced and impartial. That’s why Republic has this week written to David Jordan, the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy, to ask for a meeting to discuss the BBC’s coverage of the monarchy in general and the royal wedding in particular.

Full post on BBC College of Journalism at this link.

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