BBC’s Panorama programme faced allegations last week that a fixer had paid a teenager to wield a gun for a documentary film.
“A teenage gang member was paid £50 by a ‘fixer’ to flaunt guns for a BBC programme, a court heard.”
The BBC has denied the allegations, and Merseyside Police are to further investigate the claims made in court.
Meanwhile, in a more positive look at the BBC’s crime journalism, Tracy Boyer praises its package designed to map UK’s teen murder toll: ‘great use of data visualization in this latest project,’ she says.
“BBC’s package is divided into four sections: a text overview, the database of victims, victim-map mashup, and a slew of statistics.”