As has been noted here previously, on July 5th – three days before Operation Protective Edge commenced – the BBC’s World Editor Andrew Roy appeared on the World Service’s ‘Outside Source’ programme to explain how the BBC ensures equal coverage of what the programme termed “Israel-Palestine”.
Andrew Roy: “Well we try to look at the entirety of our coverage. We’re not minute counting. We are ensuring that across the whole thing we can look back on our coverage of this and say we did give fair balance to each side. So it’s not a minute by minute thing, no.” […]
Presenter: “When you get people complaining that they feel one side has been given more air-time or more favour than the other, what do you do?”
Andrew Roy: “We answer them by giving them the evidence that we’ve tried to put the other side as often as we can.”
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