Petition to BBC to drop NTV

We call on the BBC to protect its reputation for impartiality by suspending its partnership with NTV in Turkey and to refer the partnership to the BBC Trust to consider its permanent cancellation.


NTV has admitted that its lack of coverage of the outbreak of large scale and unprecedented protests in the centre of Turkey’s largest city was in direct response to political pressure.

And the BBC’s own coverage says NTV has “steered clear of covering the demonstrations” and is “loth to irritate the government because their owners’ business interests at times rely on government support.”

The BBC guidelines clearly state: “Any external relationship must not undermine the BBC’s core values of impartiality, editorial integrity, and independence.”

2 thoughts on “Petition to BBC to drop NTV

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