BBC breaking broadcast rules by showing foreign propaganda
The British Broadcasting Corporation, or the BBC, has been accused of repeatedly breaching broadcast rules by showing propaganda content.
According to an investigation by the media regulator, Ofcom, the BBC, along with a number of other international mainstream media outlets including CNN and CNBC, has been screening propaganda programs funded by foreign governments and organizations.
The probe has found 20 breaches of sponsorship rules by BBC World News, The Independent reported.
It has also been revealed that the British broadcaster has failed to inform viewers that they were watching propaganda programs funded by foreign governments and companies.
Ofcom has said that it plans to draw up new guidelines for broadcasters to make sure that “viewers can continue to be confident in the independence of factual programming.”