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BBC in the news, Monday

Host Host | 09:52 UK time, Monday, 14 August 2006

The Telegraph: "The BBC was yesterday plunged into a row after its new 'diversity czar' said there were too many white journalists reporting from non-white nations." (link)

The Independent: A profile of the head of the BBC's web operation, Ashley Highfield. (link)

The Independent: A report on the return of Nick Clarke to Radio 4's 'World at One' after his cancer battle. (link, and more here)

Comments

"Too many white journalists"
Your diversity czar got it so right. When I am
watching BBC World here in the US I am confused
why the correspondents are not only mostly
white but most are male as well.
Here in the US we have our "melting pot." But
you wouldn't know it by all the white male
correspondents in the field for the BBC.
The BBC is very backwards. They should hire citizens
of a particular country to be their correspondents.
Not toss an uncultured and uneducated foreigner
into a new land and tell them "go report on what's
going on and how people feel."
The correspondents have neither the background or experience to be effective.

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