Geert Wilders: Europe’s Most Dangerous Man? BBC2, 14 February 2011

Complaint

A viewer complained that the programme was biased against Geert Wilders, inaccurately portrayed him as guilty of wrongdoing, and misleadingly portrayed Sheikh Khalid Yasin as someone engaged in de-radicalising youth whereas he is known to hold and preach extreme views.

 

Outcome

The programme was neither biased nor inaccurate in relation to Geert Wilders, but did give the misleading impression that Sheikh Khalid Yasin was a man of moderate views.

Partly upheld

 

Further action

The matter was discussed with the production team with a view to strengthening fact checking procedures in the future, and the programme will not be re-broadcast without appropriate editing.