People’s Assembly March – 21st June 2014 – some highlights plus BBC (non) coverage

I was sad to miss this events yesterday, but thanks to social media we can share some to the atmosphere and keynote speeches.

CAROLINE LUCAS:

OWEN JONES:

RUSSELL BRAND

THE MASS MARCH:

And what of all this on the BBC?
Here is a screenshot (click on it to enlarge) from the BBC News website of a search for People’s Assembly coverage this week:

So, not a word yesterday (21 June) at all!! Nothing the day before that, despite the briefings they had.
Compare this to coverage of anti-government demonstrations elsewhere in the world, as shown by the screenshot of a search for ‘anti-government demonstration on the BBC News website:

If you were to look through all the articles listed just for June 2014, you will find the BBC covering anti-government protests in all these countries:

  • IRAQ
  • ALBANIA
  • EGYPT
  • UKRAINE
  • HAITI
  • TURKEY
  • BAHRAIN
  • VENEZUELA
  • BRAZIL
  • MALAWI
  • THAILAND

but not a word about yesterday’s events in London, in Parliament Square, outside the BBC HQ even!!

Until this morning, that is. The coverage today almost certainly comes from the barrage of complaints about the complete silence about a huge anti-government demonstrations in this country. And here it is the coverage in its entirety:

The video is 25 seconds of marchers milling about – with no commentary whatsoever.

How on earth can this be? Answers on a postcard, please, to the Director General of the BBC,
BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA

He is Lord (Tony to his mates) Hall of Birkenhead, son of a Banker, privately educated Oxford PPE graduate, with a long history of working in BBC News and Current Affairs. He should feel ashamed.
Email address: tony.hall@bbc.co.uk

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