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    The BBC slammed Chinese authorities after one of its journalists was “beaten and kicked by the police” while being arrested during his coverage of anti-government lockdown protests in Shanghai. But Beijing responded to the British media organization Monday by saying their story is baloney. In its statement late Sunday, the BBC had said it was “extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in Shanghai,” where China’s biggest demonstration against President Xi Jinping’s stringent COVID control measures was taking place. The BBC added that it was “very worrying that one of our journalists was attacked in this way whilst carrying out his duties.” Video footage of Lawrence’s arrest shows law enforcement officials pinning the journalist to the ground before he was led away in handcuffs. The broadcaster said Lawrence was held for several hours before being released. But at a regular news conference in Beijing on Monday, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson told reporters that the BBC’s account of what happened was false. “According to our understanding, the BBC’s...
    ANGRY Carlos Queiroz confronted a BBC reporter for asking about Iranian protests, demanding: Why don’t you ask Gareth Southgate about Afghanistan?  Iran’s players refused to sing the national anthem before being battered 6-2 by England in support of anti-government dissenters.  1Carlos Queiroz was an assistant manager at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson during the noughtiesCredit: Getty But coach Queiroz took exception to a journalist urging striker Mehdi Taremi - sat beside him when talking to the media ahead of facing Wales - to provide a message for those who have taken to the streets against the authoritarian regime.  The Portuguese made a beeline for the reporter at the end of the press conference.  And he insisted: “Why do you ask us these questions?  “Is it not fair to ask these questions to the other coaches?  READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Kane TRAINS after ankle scan while Maddison set to MISS out on USA clashACE ARREST Top Iranian footballer arrested at training session for 'spreading propaganda' “Why don’t you ask Mr Southgate about England and the United States...
    KIRSTY O’CONNOR/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Martine Croxall was suspended by the BBC and is being investigated for a “potential breach of impartiality,” the network announced on Monday. The suspension follows Croxall being unable to contain her excitement on air after learning that Boris Johnson had taken himself out of the running for the Conservative leadership race. “You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament,” Johnson said when ruling himself out of the race, believing the race could serve as a distraction. “Well this is all very exciting isn’t it? Welcome to our lookahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. Am I allowed to be this gleeful? Well I am,” Croxall said on Sunday evening. Croxall faced a wave of criticism on social media over the “gleeful” clip. Whatever you think of Johnson, if you care about the BBC you cannot think this is in any way acceptable from one of its presenters. pic.twitter.com/ihiCXXrz09 — Nick Timothy (@NJ_Timothy) October 24, 2022 “BBC News is urgently reviewing last night’s edition of The Papers on...
    A BBC reporter was PEPPER SPRAYED during the chaotic scenes that led to the Champions League Final being delayed. Liverpool’s clash with Real Madrid was unable to kick-off as scheduled at 8pm after hundreds of fans struggled to get into the Stade De France. 1Pepper spray was used by security on fans outside the Stade de FranceCredit: PA There was chaos outside the ground with supporters held up when trying to enter the stadium. ESPN report a build-up of supporters at perimeter points where tickets are checked and bags searched. Because of that the authorities opened up the first control point to increase the flow of people and decrease crowding. There are also reports of some gates being closed and Reds being directed towards a small Real Madrid entrance that quickly became blocked due to significant numbers of fans trying to get in. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news live Real Madrid 'to focus' on Tchouameni, Spurs close in on Perisic That caused large portions of the Liverpool end to remain empty minutes prior to kick-off, leading to the delay. BBC...
    A BBC journalist on a work trip to the U.S. was mocked for sharing a shot of a BB gun for sale in Walmart after apparently mistaking it for a real firearm. The journalist, Padraig Belton, whose work has appeared on the BBC and in The Guardian, sent out the unfortunate tweet on April 26.  According to Belton's Twitter feed, he arrived in the United States on April 25. Upon arrival, Belton realized that he didn't have a plug adaptor for this laptop. Belton wrote in the message, 'Hi from America. Where Walmart doesn’t have a plug adapter for my UK laptop. But on the other hand, I can buy a rifle and ammunition.'  The photo that started the storm. Belton tweeted this photo and wrote: 'Hi from America. Where Walmart doesn’t have a plug adapter for my UK laptop. But on the other hand, I can buy a rifle and ammunition' It's unclear if Belton was serious in his tweet, as he has covered numerous war zones in his journalistic career.  From there, the journalist went to a Walmart...
    For a Hollywood A-lister desperately hoping to rebuild his image after a tragic accident, it was a strange choice of dinner companion – a disgraced British journalist. But that was the scene in a quiet English market town on Sunday evening when Alec Baldwin visited the local curry house. The beleaguered American star was spotted with shamed BBC reporter Martin Bashir at Mifta's Indian restaurant in Alton, Hampshire. Baldwin, 63, is in the town shooting 97 Minutes – his first role since a prop gun he was holding went off on a film set in October, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42. It is seen as a reset on his movie career, which makes his decision to meet his former MSNBC colleague all the more bizarre. The two presenters lost their jobs with the American network within weeks of each other almost a decade ago for controversial remarks. The beleaguered American star was spotted with shamed BBC reporter Martin Bashir at Mifta's Indian restaurant in Alton, Hampshire Baldwin, 63, is in the town shooting 97 Minutes – his first role since...
    THIS is the moment a BBC journalist is smashed with a blizzard of snow as the cameras were rolling. BBC reporter, Laura Trevelyan, was blasted by a snowstorm in Washington DC on January 6. 4Laura Trevelyan was filming for the BBC when a snowstorm startled her 4The British journalist covered her eyes and said 'oh God' 4She turned away from the icy interruption as the filming rolled on The British hack was filming for a piece on the anniversary of the Capitol riot – where Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building to stop the certification of the 2020 US presidential election. Laura made it 20 seconds into the video before being lashed by a gust of white powder. She covered her face, turned away from the icy interruption and exclaimed "oh God". Most read in US NewsCRISIS LOOMING? Meat & egg shortages fears after reports ‘bare shelves’ amid Omicron cases'I MISS HER' I would've chained my daughter up if I'd known she'd go to Capitol & get shotNOW AND DEM Pelosi looks unrecognizable in picture with JFK...
    This is the moment a BBC journalist is hit in the face by a sudden snow drift as she tries to do a piece to camera. Reporter Laura Trevelyan was caught by the swift blizzard as it blew across her in Washington DC on January 6. The cameraman roared with laughter while the Beeb star was forced to duck out of view to cover her mouth and eyes. The British-born journalist had been in the city to do a piece on the first anniversary of the Capitol riot. The day marked a year since supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building to try to overrule the 2020 election result. Ms Trevelyan began the piece in Washington DC with the Capitol in the background before being slapped in the face by the icy blast Ms Trevelyan started her piece with a background on the shocking events of a year ago - unaware of the snow drift sweeping in. She makes it 20 seconds into her script before she is blow off course by a huge flurry of snow that smacks her in the face. A...
    Disgraced former BBC reporter Martin Bashir has admitted he took the clothes of a murdered nine-year-old girl that were then lost – after claiming for almost 20 years he could not remember doing so. In a handwritten letter to the girl’s mother Michelle Hadaway, seen by The Mail on Sunday, Bashir accepted for the first time that he worked on a BBC programme about her daughter Karen’s murder and had been entrusted with her clothes. He said he was ‘deeply sorry’ that the clothing in which Karen was murdered – which he revealed he took ‘to the BBC’ – went missing. Karen Hadaway and her friend Nicola Fellows were murdered in Brighton in 1986 in what became known as the Babes in the Wood killings. It was not until 2018 before roofer Russell Bishop was convicted of their deaths. He’d been acquitted at an earlier trial in 1987. Disgraced former BBC reporter Martin Bashir, pictured centre, has written to Michelle Hadaway and admitted he took and lost her daughter Karen's clothes. The reporter claimed he needed the garments to test...
    Win McNamee, Samuel Corum, Getty Images BBC correspondent Tara McKelvey drew the extreme wrath of “blue check” Twitter on Friday night and well into Saturday afternoon after reporting about President Joe Biden‘s mask-wearing in a restaurant. McKelvey was with the pool on Friday as they waited for President Biden to finish up at Imperfecto restaurant in Washington, D.C. She tweeted from outside that a colleague, Justin Sink of Bloomberg, had observed Biden in the restaurant “not wearing a mask,” and added that when Biden was outside “in front of the cameras” he was wearing one. The president goes out: I was with the press pool, and we waited outside Imperfecto restaurantfor him. My colleague @justinsink says he saw him inside the restaurant through a window, and the president was not wearing a mask. Outside, in front of the cameras, he wore one. pic.twitter.com/OYeUhDW7Sz — Tara McKelvey (@Tara_Mckelvey) December 4, 2021 It was only a couple of months ago that President Biden was spotted in another restaurant not wearing his mask. In that case, there were photos and...
    A leading lawyer has described Scotland Yard’s decision not to launch a criminal probe into the Martin Bashir scandal as ‘mystifying’. Quentin Hunt, a barrister who specialises in fraud and counterfeiting cases, believes there is enough evidence in the public domain about the disgraced reporter’s activities for the Metropolitan Police to investigate. The Mail on Sunday revealed last week how Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer was so incensed by the decision that he is considering mounting private criminal prosecutions. Mr Hunt believes there are ‘strong grounds’ for an investigation into allegations of forgery and so-called ‘fraud by false representation’. On the Met’s decision, he said: ‘It’s mystifying, to be honest, because there’s prima facie evidence of illegality in the public domain.’  A leading lawyer has described Scotland Yard’s decision not to launch a criminal probe into the Martin Bashir scandal as ‘mystifying’. Mr Bashir is seen above  BBC news chief 'emailed Martin Bashir to stop him coming clean over Diana' just weeks before the rogue reporter's deception was exposed Jonathan Munro contacted Bashir before 25th anniversary of Panorama special He wanted...
    A BBC boss tipped to land a powerful job running the Corporation’s news coverage sought assurances from Martin Bashir that he would not talk publicly about his infamous interview with Princess Diana – just weeks before the full extent of the rogue reporter’s deception was finally exposed. Internal BBC emails obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal that Jonathan Munro, head of BBC news gathering, contacted Bashir ahead of last November’s 25th anniversary of the Panorama special.  He wanted to know if the then BBC religion editor intended to co-operate with a series of documentaries by rival broadcasters about the programme that were set to cause embarrassment for the BBC by showing how Bashir used duplicity to land his scoop. Bashir eventually confirmed to Mr Munro: ‘I do not plan to say anything about the interview.’ Mr Munro’s concerns appear to have reflected a mounting nervousness among BBC bosses that the Corporation was about to be rocked by a major scandal. Email exchange: Internal BBC emails reveal that Jonathan Munro (pictured above), head of BBC news gathering, contacted Martin Bashir ahead...
    Princess Diana’s brother has told a senior police commander that he is considering mounting private criminal prosecutions over the Martin Bashir scandal – a move that will send shockwaves through the BBC. Earl Spencer was angered by Scotland Yard’s decision last month to drop its probe into events surrounding disgraced Corporation reporter Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Diana. Bashir showed Earl Spencer forged bank statements to gain access to the Princess and then tricked her by peddling a string of smears and lies, including that Prince William’s watch had been bugged to record her conversations.  William said the BBC’s failures contributed to his mother’s ‘fear, paranoia and isolation’ and hastened his parents’ divorce. Following a devastating report into the scandal by former Supreme Court Judge Lord Dyson, the Metropolitan Police considered whether to launch an investigation into a range of potential offences, including forgery, misconduct in public office and blackmail. Princess Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer has told a senior police commander that he is considering mounting private criminal prosecutions over the Martin Bashir scandal – a move that will...
    It was a deeply poignant meeting between two people who had separately been exploited by the shameful behaviour of disgraced BBC reporter Martin Bashir. One was Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, who was outrageously deceived by the journalist as part of a cynical plot to land an interview with his sister. The other was Michelle Hadaway, who was persuaded by Bashir to hand over bloodied clothes worn by her daughter Karen, one of two schoolgirls killed in the so-called Babes in the Wood murders. The venue, Diana’s family home Althorp House, was where Bashir used forged documents to persuade Earl Spencer to help him. After exposing Bashir’s lies and a BBC cover-up last year, Earl Spencer has become a formidable ally of Ms Hadaway. Bashir promised to subject Karen’s clothes to DNA tests in the hope of discovering clues about her killer – but they vanished and have never been returned. It was a deeply poignant meeting between two people who had separately been exploited by the shameful behaviour of disgraced BBC reporter Martin Bashir. One was Princess Diana’s brother...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a fierce critic of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, insisted the U.S. will eventually send troops back to the country to deal with the threat of terror. In an interview with the BBC, Graham praised former President Donald Trump for maintaining the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. Trump himself pushed to withdraw from the country, but set the deadline for May 1, after President Joe Biden had taken office. “Whether you like Trump or not, whether you believe it’s Trump’s fault or Biden’s fault, here’s where we’re at as a world: The Taliban are not reformed, they’re not new,” Graham said. “They have a view of the world out of sync with modern times. They’re going to impose a lifestyle on the Afghan people that I think is going to make us all sick to our stomach.” “But most importantly, they’re going to give safe haven to Al Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mid East writ large and attack us because of our way of life,” he continued. “We will be...
    THIS is the moment a BBC reporter suddenly received a call from the TALIBAN to her mobile phone while live on air. Yalda Hakim, who was born in Afganistan, appeared startled, but calmly dealt with the surprise interviewee just hours after the Islamist group stormed Kabul. 1BBC reporter Yalda HakimCredit: bbc news She said: "Okay, we have got the Taliban's spokesperson Shail Shaheen on the line. Mr Shaheen, can you hear me?" He confirmed that he could - and immediately began a speech in which he promised “peace”. He said: "There should not be any confusion, we are sure the people of Afghanistan in the city of Kabul, that their properties and their lives are safe. Okay, we have got the Taliban's spokesperson Shail Shaheen on the line. Mr Shaheen, can you hear me?Yalda Hakim "There will be no revenge on anyone. We are the servants of the people and of this country. "Our leadership has instructed our forces to remain at the gate of Kabul, not to enter the city. "We are awaiting a peaceful transfer of power." TALKING...
    A BBC journalist said Saturday she had been told by the Russian government never to return to the country after reports that her visa would not be renewed. Sarah Rainsford, who serves as a Moscow correspondent for the BBC, was given the news this week that she would have until the end of the month to leave the country, amid London's refusal to allow Russian journalists to receive visas. "I am being expelled," Rainsford said in an interview with the BBC detailing the shock she felt over the decision. "I have been told [by Russian officials] that I cannot come back ever. It's devastating personally." Rainsford told the news outlet that although the move from Russia seemed to be a technical one, she believes it was part of a diplomatic decision. She also explained how storytelling in the country had become increasingly difficult, further describing her time in what she called an oppressive environment. "I think this is a clear sign that things have changed. It's another really bad sign about the state of affairs in Russia ... another sign that Russia is closing in on itself,"...
    Gong Lijiao of China with her gold medal for Women's Shot Put at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1. Ju Huanzong/Xinhua via Getty Images An interviewer with Chinese state media called a gold-medal Olympian "a manly woman." The reporter asked shot put champion Gong Lijiao: "Do you have any plans for a woman's life?" Thousands of people criticized the interview, the BBC reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Chinese state broadcaster has been criticized for an interview with an Olympic gold medalist that called her a "manly woman" and asked her if she has a boyfriend. The BBC reported that state broadcaster CCTV spoke to Gong Lijiao after she won the women's shot-put final on Sunday. The female journalist told the audience that the athlete "gave me the impression that she is a manly woman, until one breakthrough moment." It then cut to an interview with Gong, where the reporter asked: "Do you have any plans for a woman's life?" When Gong was confused by the question, the reporter said, according to...
    BBC viewers were left open-mouthed as a light crashed down on a reporter's head during a news bulletin - but he had the last laugh. Journalist James Shaw managed to catch the heavy equipment moments before his chat with the main presenter of the BBC News at Six Sophie Raworth on Tuesday evening. 4BBC viewers were left gobsmacked when a light fell down on a reporter's head during BBC News at SixCredit: BBC 4James Shaw managed to successfully catch the equipmentCredit: BBC The Scotland correspondent appeared live from Glasgow ready to talk about the new Covid-19 restrictions that are to be put in place in the country. As Raworth introduced him from the studio she was completely unaware that one of the lights was about to fall on him. The senior newsreader said to the viewers at home: "Let's talk to our correspondent James Shaw in Glasgow. "Scotland is certainly taking a more cautious approach to easing restrictions than England." 'PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY' But Shaw acted like a true professional, caught the light fixture and pushed it back to where it needed to...
    A now-former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter who was fired after tweets proclaiming "Hitler was right" and "Zionists can't get enough of our blood" surfaced now blames her downfall on "trial by social media." Tala Halawa, a journalist previously based in Ramallah, West Bank, declared Tuesday that she was decrying "Israel's bombardment of Gaza in 2014" and was wrongfully judged based on an "offensive and ignorant tweet posted seven years ago." "However, it saddens me that the BBC, instead of seeking avenues for apology, reconciliation, and dialogue, unfortunately opted for trial with social media," Halawa said, claiming the network "amplif[ied] troll voices and capitulating to pressure from external pro-Israel interest groups and right-wing media outlets determined to eliminate Palestinians from public life." VideoAt the time of her 2014 tweet referencing the depraved former German Nazi chancellor, Halawa was working for Palestinian radio station 24FM, according to the Times of Israel. Halawa went on in her lengthy response, posted to Twitter in English and Arabic, that the BBC purportedly capitulated to a "pro-Israel mob" in letting her go. "I recently...
    Carl Court/Getty Images A reporter who tweeted “Hitler Was Right” bashed the BBC on Wednesday for firing her, accusing the outlet of putting her on “trial with social media.” Tala Halawa was fired by the BBC last month for a 2014 tweet that read, “#Israel Is more #Nazi than #Hitler! Oh, “#HitlerWasRight” #IDF go to hell. #PrayForGaza.” The tweet resurfaced in May during the two-week military battle between Israel and Hamas, which launched rockets from Gaza — which the U.S.-designated terrorist group controls — into Israel. The initial tweet was posted during the fighting between the two that year. In her statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Halawa said, “I was a young Palestinian woman tweeting in the heat of the moment as I witnessed horrific, undeserved deaths met with international media silence and used a popular hashtag without thinking.” “The offensive and ignorant words I posted at the time do not reflect my political views then as much as they do today. I hope those who were hurt by them will accept my heartfelt apology for posting without thinking,”...
    A Dutch investigative reporter, who has spent his career covering the criminal underground, is in the hospital after being shot Tuesday while leaving a TV studio in Amsterdam, BBC News reported. Peter R. de Vries, who has covered high profile cases like the kidnapping of beer magnate Freddy Heineken in 1983, was shot just after 7:30 p.m. after appearing on a chat show. Five close range shots were fired, with de Vries being hit in the head, according to BBC News. The reporter is known to take up cold cases, especially when they involved children or teenagers, and won an Emmy Award in 2005 about Natalee Holloway, a U.S. teenager who went missing in Aruba. He also frequently functions as a spokesperson for witnesses in police or court cases, and had been acting as an adviser to a former gang member testifying against a drug lord. Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries talks 31 January 2008 in Hilversum to Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared during a holiday on Aruba in May 2005. (Photo credit should...
    More On: bill cosby Bill Cosby celebrating freedom with pizza, plans to get back on stage Bill Cosby’s prison release a ‘beautiful day’ for women, rep says Bill Cosby isn’t a good man— but due process isn’t just for the good ‘Disappointing’: Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand slams overturned conviction A BBC reporter confused disgraced funnyman Bill Cosby with former President Bill Clinton on-air while covering the comedian’s overturned sexual assault conviction. Journalist Michelle Fleury made the unfortunate gaffe while reporting Wednesday from the state prison where Cosby had been serving his 10-year sentence in Pennsylvania, the Independent reported. “This has been where Bill Clinton has called home, but tonight he will sleep in his own bed after the bombshell decision to overturn his conviction of sexual assault,” Fleury said outside the prison near Philadelphia. When her live shot wrapped up, her colleague Huw Edwards apologized for the mistake. “Just to clarify what was said there in Michelle’s introduction to the story when she mistakenly said Bill Clinton instead of Bill Cosby, we apologize for the mistake,” Edwards told viewers....
    An anchor for Britain’s BBC was forced to issue an on-air apology Wednesday after a reporter mistakenly referred to Bill Cosby as "Bill Clinton" during a report on the 83-year-old comedian’s sudden release from prison. "Just to clarify what was said there in Michelle’s introduction to the story when she mistakenly said Bill Clinton instead of Bill Cosby, we apologize for the mistake," BBC anchor Huw Edwards told viewers immediately following the remote segment from reporter Michelle Fleury. BILL COSBY ACCUSERS' ATTORNEY GLORIA ALLRED SAYS SHE'LL PROCEED WITH CIVIL SUIT AGAINST HIM "The story is of course about Bill Cosby the entertainer," Edwards added, according to the Daily Mail. Just moments earlier, Fleury reported from Pennsylvania, where Cosby was returning to his Philadelphia-area home after being freed following a ruling by the commonwealth’s Supreme Court. BILL COSBY RULING COULD HAVE CHILLING EFFECT ON SURVIVORS, SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATES SAY "This has been where Bill Clinton [sic] has called home," Fleury said outside the prison, "but tonight he will sleep in his own bed after the bombshell decision to overturn his...
    A BBC reporter has mistakenly called Bill Cosby Bill Clinton after disgraced comedian released from jail after his sex assault conviction was overturned Cosby, 83, served more than two years of a three-to-10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia before he walked free. 3Michelle Fleury, said Bill Clinton would be freed from this prison 3The BBC later apologised for the gaffe His sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court in a stunning reversal on Wednesday. Michelle Fleury, normally cover business and economics, was broadcasting outside from SCI Phoenix state prison, and pointed towards it as she began her report. “For the last two years this is where Bill Clinton has called home but tonight he will sleep in his own bed after the bombshell decision by Pennsylvania to overturn his conviction of sexual assault,” she said. Back in the studio an embarrassed looking Huw Edwards said: “We apologise. We did of course mean Bill Cosby." Reaction on Twitter was, of course, swift with one wag writing: “BBC news said Bill Clinton instead of Bill Cosby. Typical BBC bias.” Another...
    Video of Joe Biden dismissing a BBC reporter by playing up his Irish heritage is receiving renewed attention amid his reported row with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland peace deal.  Footage of the incident was captured during the Democratic Primary in 2019, and shows Biden acting frostily towards an employee of the British broadcaster.  'Mr. Biden, a quick word for the BBC,' the UK correspondent can be heard asking in the clip.  'The BBC? I'm Irish!' Biden declares, before walking out.  Biden is reported to only be about five-eighths Irish, but he is known for playing up his Irish heritage. It seems likely that the President would strongly back the country in their long-running dispute with Northern Ireland specifically and the United Kingdom as a whole.  Video of Joe Biden dismissing a BBC reporter by playing up his Irish heritage is receiving renewed attention amid his reported row with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland peace deal Back in 1998, the US helped broker a peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement...
    A BBC reporter was left speechless as a kid at Phil Foden's old primary school told him that he hopes Chelsea' 'leather' Manchester City in tomorrow's Champions League final. The segment, broadcast live on the telly, was planned to look ahead to the big game. 3The BBC reporter pulled a face as the kid stood looking nonplussed 3Phil Foden isn't being supported by all the kids at his old schoolCredit: Reuters Heading to Foden's old stomping ground, producers would have expected the kids to be behind the Man City and England wonderkid. But one boy they spoke to was anything but. Catching wind of the little lad's allegiances, the reporter said: "You're a United fan aren't you?" And after the boy said 'yes', the reporter followed up by asking if he'd still be rooting for City tomorrow night. Without breaking stride, the kid, not looking impressed at all by the suggestion, replied: "I hope Chelsea absolutely leather them." The reporter pulled a face before swiftly deciding to move on. But by this point, the kid was already a hero in...
    The BBC is reportedly investigating one of its Palestinian journalists for once tweeting that "Hitler was right" while comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. Digital journalist Tala Halawa is a Palestine specialist for the corporation’s BBC Monitoring service and has reported on the recent deadly hostilities between Israel and Hamas, the Spectator noted. "Israel is more Nazi than Hitler!" she wrote on her since-deleted Twitter account during previous hostilities in 2014, according to the U.K. publication.   "Oh, #HitlerWasRight – IDF go to hell #PrayForGaza," she wrote. STATE DEPARTMENT ADMITS POSSIBILITY PALESTINIAN AID WILL FUND HAMAS ARSENAL In other posts, she shared a graphic of a child being burned on a menorah, as well as a meme claiming that a "solution for Israel-Palestine conflict" would be to "relocate Israel into United States," the report said. The BBC is reportedly investigating Palestinian digital journalist Tala Halawa for once tweeting that "Hitler was right" while comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. (Twitter) The reporter also wrote that "Zionists can’t get enough of our blood" and that "they’re crying the holocaust every single moment but they’re practicing...
    On November 14, 1995, I was on a Panorama assignment in Wales when I heard on my portable radio the news that Martin Bashir had secured a world-wide scoop. I had no mobile on me so I got off the train at the next station and phoned him from a call box to offer my sincere congratulations. Bashir’s magnificent coup, an interview with Princess Diana, led to nothing but high praise from all of us reporters and producers on the show. We bathed in the glory, we all grew ten feet tall. The adrenaline and the champagne flowed, for a short time at least. Today, it remains beyond belief that – according to all the evidence I have seen – the Diana scoop would eventually lead the BBC, the world’s greatest broadcaster and the gold standard for global truth, to mount a grubby cover-up. And then smear four of its own employees in a desperate attempt to protect the reputation of the senior managers responsible for this fiasco. On November 14, 1995, I was on a Panorama assignment in...
    A BBC reporter has left social media users in hysterics after she revealed her reporting had been crashed by her young daughter.  Anna Holligan, who is the foreign correspondent in The Hague, shared outtakes from her attempts to film a piece to camera on Twitter last night, writing: 'Oh the joys of breaking news on a non school day.'  During the short video, Anna could be seen encouraging Zena to lean back into her pram, meaning she would not be visible to the camera, saying: 'Baby, go back and chat to Elsa, behind the scarf, just for a minute.' But the playful four-year-old appeared determined to capture her mother's attention, leaning out of the pram, chattering away, and shouting: 'Mummy!'
    THIS is the moment a tower block in Gaza collapses live on air behind a BBC news reporter, as bombs rain from the sky. BBC Arabic reporter Adnan Elbursh was reporting from the scene on Wednesday, about the continuation of deadly fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. 8Elbursh continued reporting live as the bombs struck 8A third bomb strikes the city behind the broadcast, this time, a louder blast which explodes at the base of a tall tower block The broadcast happened in the midst of a week during which Israel has bombarded Gaza with air strikes as 9,000 reserve troops have been called up amid escalating violence with Hamas. At least 119 Palestinians have died in the violence so far including 31 children and nine women. Elbursh appears to receive a signal from someone behind the camera, as he moves forward, shifting out of shot, just before a bomb strikes the ground in the city behind him, causing plumes of smoke to drift up into the sky. The camera zooms in to capture the action, and Elbursh continues his...
    BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker snapped "how dare you?!" at Carol Kirkwood after she made a brutal snub. On Monday's episode, the 44-year-old presenter was keen to recap the dramatic scenes from the latest instalment of Line of Duty. 5Dan Walker was snapped at the Carol Kirkwood joking 'how dare you?'Credit: bbc However, co-host Louise Minchin and weather reporter Carol Kirkwood both admitted that they'd missed the latest explosive episode and wanted to avoid any spoilers throughout the breakfast show. When Dan quizzed Carol on whether she had managed to steer clear from any discussions about the BBC One crime drama, Carol hilariously fired back by admitting that it "usual" for her not to listen to him. Dan cut to Carol for the weather, he said: "Let’s go have a word with Carol who is enjoying the weather on the roof of New Broadcasting House. “Carol, I hope you had your ears closed and not listening to anything when we were talking about Line of Duty earlier.” 5The weather reporter was left in hysterics after Dan make a cheeky...
    BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker snaps at reporter to 'stop talking!' as he blasts him for ruining the hot air balloon report. The presenter, 44, joked with his colleague John Maguire who gave his report while enjoying the view from the air vehicle. 4Dan snaps at reporter and tells him to 'stop talking' during segmentCredit: Instagram In the segment exploring the reopening of the hot air balloon business across the UK, John was explaining what he could see from the balloon. He said: "There's Clifton up on the hill, you might be able to make out Ashton Gate stadium where Bristol City Football Club and of course the Bristol Bears Rugby Team play. "Just below there, the sun coming up, breaking through the clouds, a few church spires just coming up through the mist. He added: "This is just gorgeous and if it wasn't or me rabbiting on it would be nice and quiet and peaceful as well." 4Reporter John Maguire was doing a live segment from a hot air balloon As the camera continued to show the breathtaking views of...
    More On: princess diana Harry and William will attend Diana memorial together despite royal tensions UK cops won’t probe BBC’s bombshell interview with Lady Di Princess Diana and Prince Charles just won Golden Globes for ‘The Crown’ Prince Harry prefers ‘The Crown’ to actual ‘headlines’ The BBC reporter who landed the bombshell interview with Princess Diana that led to her divorce blamed the royal herself for the “smears” he was accused of spreading against the royal family to secure the chat. Martin Bashir, who is currently the religious affairs reporter at the BBC, is under an internal probe for allegedly lying to Princess Diana to secure the 1995 interview in which she famously revealed that there were “three people” in her marriage with Prince Charles. The probe was launched in November after the emergence of a series of notes taken by Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, days before the Sept. 1995 interview. Spencer said he noted down a series of allegations against the royal family at a meeting with Bashir and his sister. Among the “smears” was that the...
    It is not clear why the BBC’s Girmay Gebru was detained The BBC reporter in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit region of Tigray has been freed. Girmay Gebru, who works for BBC Tigrinya, was taken from a café in the regional capital, Mekelle, on Monday and detained by the military. He has been released without charge. A local journalist, Tamirat Yemane, and two translators – Alula Akalu and Fitsum Berhane, who were working for the F inancial Times and the AFP news agency – have also been freed. The BBC is not aware of the reason for their detention. Ethiopia’s government has been fighting regional forces in Tigray since November. After months of an effective media blackout since the start of the conflict in Tigray, the government granted access to some international media organisations last week. Both AFP and the Financial Times had received permission to cover the conflict. Fighting continues in Tigray despite the government declaring victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which used to be the region’s ruling party. Hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands displaced. There is...
    KATIE Price has signed up as a reporter for Steph's Packed Lunch, The Sun can exclusively confirm. The model turned reality TV star begins filming for Channel 4's lunchtime chat show tomorrow. 4Katie Price has landed a role on Steph's Packed Lunch and starts work tomorrow on the Channel 4 showCredit: Channel 4 Katie will make four short films for the show looking at different issues close to her heart. The first film is about online trolling - something her disabled son Harvey, 18, has suffered from for years. "Katie looks forward to reporting on current affairs that are close to her heart," her rep exclusively tells The Sun. "She is delighted to be joining Steph and the team on the show." The Sun previously revealed that Katie, who used to be a regular panelist on Loose Women, entered talks to join the daytime magazine series last month. 4Katie will be working with host Steph McGovernCredit: Channel 4 We can now confirm her first day on air will take place tomorrow as she begins working alongside host Steph McGovern. Katie, 42,...
    It is not clear why the BBC’s Girmay Gebru was detained The BBC reporter in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit region of Tigray has been detained by the military. Witnesses say Girmay Gebru, who works for BBC Tigrinya, was taken along with four other people from a café in the regional capital, Mekelle. Mr Girmay is reported to have been taken to a military camp in Mekelle. The BBC is yet to establish the reason for his detention, but has expressed its concern to the Ethiopian authorities. A local journalist, Tamirat Yemane, and two translators – Alula Akalu and Fitsum Berhane, who were working for the Financial Times and the AFP news agency, respectively – have also been detained in recent days. Ethiopia’s government has been fighting rebel forces in Tigray since November. After months of an effective media blackout since the start of the conflict in Tigray, the government granted access to some international media organisations last week. Both AFP and the Financial Times had received permission to cover the conflict. Eyewitnesses told the BBC the operation to detain Mr Girmay was...
    BBC RUGBY reporter Sonja McLaughlan was left in tears after she was abused online after covering England’s defeat to Wales. Eddie Jones’ men went down 40-24 in the Six Nations in Cardiff on Saturday. 2BBC reporter Sonja McLaughlan was reduced to tears after being abused following England’s defeat to WalesCredit: Rex Features 2Trolls took aim at her on Twitter for her line of questioning to Red Rose captain Owen FarrellCredit: Getty Images - Getty Toxic, embarrassing, disgraceful, appalling. Just some of the feedback I’ve had. Thanks for using @ sign so it’s all hit home. Now imagine getting inundated with abuse for doing your job. In my car crying. Hope you’re happy— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) February 27, 2021 Afterwards, McLaughlan’s robust questioning of the Red Rose coach and captain Owen Farrell led to a sustained amount of abuse and insults being directed at her on Twitter. And McLaughlan revealed it caused her to break down as she hit out at her trolls. She tweeted: “Toxic, embarrassing, disgraceful, appalling. Just some of the feedback I’ve had. “Thanks for using @ sign...
    A BBC reporter has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her parents who died of Covid. Cathy Killick's mum and dad died within six weeks of each other after catching coronavirus. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4BBC reporter Cathy Killick has paid tribute to her parents Ted and Elizabeth Killick who both died of CovidCredit: BBC Look North/Cathy Killick 4Cathy (top centre) spoke of her grief after her dad Ted (bottom centre) and her mum Elizabeth (bottom right) passed awayCredit: BBC Look North/Cathy Killick The BBC Look North journalist's dad Ted Killick, a former Army gunner who had dementia, died on December 2 in the couple's care home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, aged 87. Her mum, Elizabeth, an ex-primary school teacher who had Parkinson's, caught the virus in hospital after suffering a stroke two days before her husband's funeral. Elizabeth died at home on January 12 after being discharged to be cared for by her family when it was clear she wouldn't recover. Ted and Elizabeth, who had both lived in the care home,...
    LAURA Kuenssberg was tonight caught moaning about Boris Johnson as he failed to answer her question about summer holiday hopes. The BBC reporter asked the PM when Brits would be able to go on holiday during tonight's coronavirus briefing - after Grant Shapps played down the prospect earlier today. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Laura Kuenssberg complained the PM hadn't answered her question in the mic blunder Boris dodged the question, but said he hoped to give people a clearer answer later on. When the PM switched to give another journalist the floor, Laura could be heard mumbling: "Urgh, he didn't answer the right question." The camera honed in on Laura for a split second, before switching to Tom Clarke of ITV news. Boris had cautioned against booking now - backing up his Transport Secretary who was also cautious. The PM said tonight: "Well, as you know, everybody knows it's currently illegal to go on holiday. "That's the state of play at the moment, we're looking at the data, every day,...
    Martin Bashir told Princess Diana the security forces were planning to kill her, according to a new documentary. Royal biographer Andrew Morton says Bashir warned her: 'They're going to wipe you.' Mr Morton suggests the BBC reporter had shown Diana a document – supposedly a bank statement linked to the security forces – when he made the reference to an apparent threat to her life as part of his attempts to secure his infamous interview with the princess. The claims will be broadcast in a documentary on Channel 4 on Monday night. Mr Morton says Diana was left 'terrified' after being 'fed stories' by Bashir. Martin Bashir (left) told Princess Diana the security forces were planning to kill her, according to a new documentary. Royal biographer Andrew Morton (right) says Bashir warned her: 'They're going to wipe you' Mr Morton suggests the BBC reporter had shown Diana a document – supposedly a bank statement linked to the security forces – when he made the reference to an apparent threat to her life as part of his attempts...
    The Princess of Wales's sitting room in Kensington Palace was a comfortable, welcoming place mostly decorated in pastel blues and pinks. That mild autumn morning 25 years ago it was bright with sunlight. Two large windows faced you and, between them, under an eye-catching portrait of a very supple ballerina, was Princess Diana's desk. There was a fireplace to the right, a TV to the left, and a general impression of happy feminine clutter everywhere. As Diana's private secretary and former equerry I had been coming here most days for almost eight years, usually with a bundle of papers in my hand, a smile on my face and — I hoped — my wits about me. I often felt that I needed those wits more than some others in my line of business. Close: Patrick Jephson next to Diana. He says: 'It was my job to protect Diana from anybody who might undermine her ability to do her duty as a senior member of the Royal Family' As the head of the Princess's small household, and as her most...
    A BBC worker was sacked for downloading porn at work — despite being blind. Neil Prior, 41, was caught this month with X-rated videos in a busy newsroom. 2Neil Prior has been blind since he was 13 and was caught with X-rated videos in a busy newsroom The features writer, who has been blind since 13, was ordered to hand over his computer. He was called into a meeting and given the boot after almost 20 years working at the BBC Wales office in Swansea. A colleague said: “No one can understand why he was downloading porn. “I’ve known him for a few years and he’s completely blind “Maybe he was listening to the soundtrack. I just don’t know why else he’d be accessing the stuff. It’s a shame, he’s a lovely bloke and a talented journalist.” Prior joined the BBC in 2001 and became the first blind reporter to interview blind Home Secretary David Blunkett during an early assignment. He said he was worried his guide dog Lynton would start fighting with Mr Blunkett’s faithful companion Lucy. 2Prior was...
    TRIBUTES have poured in for legendary Sky Sports and BBC broadcaster Steve Lee following his death aged 68. He covered football and cricket in the Midlands for over 30 years with both his face and voice a familiarity to the region’s sport fans. 1Tributes have poured in for legendary Sky Sports and BBC Midlands broadcaster Steve Lee following his death aged 68Credit: Twitter@SkySports His daughter Rebecca confirmed the tragic news on Monday, tweeting: “It is with the heaviest heart that I share that we lost our lovely Dad, Steve Lee, very suddenly on Sunday. “We are coming to terms with the news and will share details of the funeral when we are able to. Love you Dad.” The grandfather’s death was met with huge sadness. And a host of tributes flooded in on social media, with Gary Hughes, Sky Sports Director of Football, leading them. He wrote: “Everyone is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Steve,a great friend of Sky Sports. “Steve was a highly respected reporter within the industry and an informative voice on Sky's Football...
    Director General of the BBC Tony Hall speaks to delegates during day two of the Global Conference on Press Freedom on July 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A BBC reporter’s description of an alleged racial incident has prompted the network’s director general to issue an apology.  The reporter, Fiona Lamdin, used the n-word in a regional story that later aired on the national British Broadcast Company network. READ MORE: Black radio host exits BBC after station allows reporter to use n-word in a news report During the report, which aired on July 28, she said, “Just to warn you, you’re about to hear highly offensive language because as the men ran away they hurled racial abuse, calling him a ‘n*****.’”  The report was about a healthcare worker who was hit by a car, and the BBC initially said that the victim’s family wanted to “see the full facts made public.” The network stated that “the decision to use the word was not taken lightly and without considerable detailed thought: we were aware that...
    David Whitley (via Instagram) A Black radio host has resigned his post at BBC after the British public service broadcaster allowed a reporter to use a racial slur during a television news story. David Whitely, who goes by DJ Sideman and appeared on the “BBC Radio 1Xtra” show, in a video posted to Instagram Saturday announced that he was quitting, effective immediately. The move comes in the wake of BBC journalist Fiona Lamdin‘s uttering the n-word during a July 29 broadcast of the long-running “Points West,” a regional news program in England. According to Deadline, Lamdin, a BBC social affairs correspondent, was explaining a story on violent crime in which a health-care worker was struck by a vehicle. “Just to warn you, you’re about to hear highly offensive language because as the men ran away they hurled racial abuse, calling him a ‘nigger,'” Lambdin said. Twitter user @laurellah captured the broadcast of the story in cell phone video and shared it on the social platform, where it has picked up 8,500 retweets as of Sunday morning. Yeah I’m a...
    The initial blast of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut—which has killed at least 100 and injured thousands more—rocked the city’s BBC bureau so severely it knocked a reporter to the floor as she conducted a remote interview. Nearby, women and several children were caught on home security footage watching the explosion from their couch before the blast knocked windows into them.  In another video, a terrified bride posing for photographs ran away amid the chaos—holding up her wedding dress as she abandoned her bouquet in distress.  The videos are among many that captured the horror of the explosion in Beirut’s downtown business district. Lebanese officials say the massive blast was likely the result of 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate—a highly explosive chemical—stored in the Lebanese capital city’s port.  Powerful shock waves shattered glass, collapsed ceilings and pulled down balconies—even residents on the island nation of Cyprus, 110 miles away, felt the explosion. As of Wednesday, at least 300,000 residents have been displaced from their homes as rescue workers continue to dig through the rubble for survivors amid ongoing...
    A BBC reporter screamed in terror as the Beirut blast threw her to the ground while she reported live — the camera rolling as broken glass scattered around her. Journalist Maryam Toumi was conducting a live interview Tuesday when her office started shaking from the initial rumbles before the main blast that killed at least 100 and has been likened to an atomic bomb. The BBC Arabic reporter then screamed and appeared to be thrown from her seat after the deafening main blast — with the camera also thrown to the ground, capturing shards of broken glass scattering across the floor. The man she had been interviewing, Faisal Al Assil, head of the Moroccan Agency of Sustainable Energy, looked on in horror along with another woman as Toumi was heard repeatedly moaning in clear distress. She finally emerged from under her desk, still moaning as an alarm blared in the footage shared by the BBC and viewed more than 1.3 million times by Wednesday. Colleague Quentin Sommerville also shared the clip, saying, “All our staff are safe and accounted for.”...
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