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  Introduction
  Monitoring Iraq: Brian Rotheray
  Reporting first-hand: Kate Adie
  Getting the facts in Colombia: Catalina Esparza
  Checking contributors: Beatrice Murail
  Statistics in India: Sanjeev Srivastava
  Preventing mistakes in Iran: Jim Muir
  Polls in the World Cup: Luis Restrepo
  Running news agency reports
  Using archive material
  Advertising for contributors
  Staging events and reconstructions
 
Archive material

Using archive material

Library material used to illustrate a current issue or event must be clearly labelled if there is any danger that using material from one event to illustrate another could mislead the audience.

The BBC does not normally use extracts from video or audio news releases if programme makers can gather the material themselves.

The use of material from such releases must be for sound editorial reasons, and must be clearly labelled on air.



 
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