Back in January we noted that a listener’s complaint concerning the November 15th 2013 edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme had been upheld by the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit after initially being rejected by the programme’s assistant editor.
The ECU has now published its findings.
The ECU notes:
“The Editor of Today discussed the findings with the presenter who conducted the interview and underlined the need for care when making references to specific countries in the context of controversial subjects.”
However, no information is provided as to what steps, if any, will be taken to inform listeners of the fact that the impression that Christians in Israel suffer from violence – as given by Sarah Montague’s words – is inaccurate and misleading.