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BBC's Dyke takes a dig at US coverage of Iraq

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MUMBAI: "If Iraq proved anything, it was that the BBC cannot afford to mix patriotism and journalism. This is happening in the United States and if it continues will undermine the credibility of the US electronic news media." This was the crux of director general BBC Greg Dyke's speech which he delivered at a journalism symposium at the Goldsmiths College, University of London

 

As reported earlier by indiantelevision.com, the BBC has made major gains through its coverage of the conflict. It was also reported that Americans were increasingly turning to BBC America for news.



He also reflected on the importance of allowing the viewer to see the whole picture saying, " We must never allow political influences to colour our reporting or cloud our judgement. Commercial pressures may tempt others to follow the Fox News formula of gung-ho patriotism but for the BBC this would be a terrible mistake."



Elaborating on the differences between the way the US broadcasters cover the news and the BBC, Dyke gave the example of a BBC interview with the American Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, by David Dimbleby. He said, "When excerpts were played in the States, many commentators agreed that American interviewers wouldn't have taken such a robust approach. The aim certainly wasn't to win some intellectual battle of wills or to trip Mr Rumsfeld up. It was all about testing his arguments and not letting him gloss over difficult issues.



On American television today, politicians don't face that sort of interrogation. For the health of our democracy, it's vital we don't follow the path of many American networks and lose the will to do this."



Recalling that at times of conflict and crisis the BBC's coverage always comes under intense scrutiny from all sides, Dyke said: "Only by constantly resisting any pressures which threaten our values will we be able to maintain the trust of our audiences. That's why we must temper the drama and competition of live, rolling news with the considered journalism and analysis people need to make sense of events."



Outlining the challenges raised by the recent conflict such as more 24-hour news, the risks faced by embedded reporters and un-attributed, unreliable information on the internet, Dyke said: "These are serious challenges for any news organisation aiming to increase the quality as well as the quantity if its coverage. For the BBC, as the UK's most trusted source of news and current affairs, we have a particular responsibility to take account of them. While seizing every opportunity to improve the range and choice of our output, we cannot afford to compromise on its honesty and integrity."

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