Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Palestinian Supporters Protest BBC Reporting
Yesterday afternoon there was a massive protest outside Broadcasting House on Portland Place in Central London. Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War, CND and others, hundreds of people attended with placards, chanting and speeches criticising what they consider to be the BBC’s biased reporting of the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. The event was by and large peaceful, though at one point traffic was stopped completely on Portland Place. I attended in the role of photojournalist, but at one point got caught up in the crowd control – the first time I’ve been kettled. I have to admit that I only watch the Channel 4 News so am not really aware of the difference between C4’s reporting in comparison to that of the BBC – I really need to widen my sources of current events.