bbcwatch was established in 2000 to conduct objective, statistical studies of the BBC’s news coverage of events in the Middle East.
The bbcwatch Reports demonstrate how the BBC consistently fails to adhere to its legal obligations to produce impartial and accurate reporting. Our systematic, objective and rigorous research points to the firm conclusion that the BBC frequently displays marked and consistent bias in their coverage of the Middle East. Their inability to report on this subject in an impartial way raises questions over their ability to report on all other politically sensitive issues.
The British public continues to pay for this unfair, partial and inaccurate news service through the licence fee. We wonder whether it is healthy for Britain’s democracy that such huge public funds should be provided to what is essentially a monopolistic and unaccountable body. If the BBC cannot provide impartial news coverage it has no legitimate call on public funds simply to promote its own prejudices.