BBC silent on Australia’s designation of Hizballah

As was reported by many international media outlets, on November 24th the government of Australia announced that it had designated Hizballah as a whole as a terrorist organisation.

“Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that the Iran-backed Shiite group “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations,” and poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia.”

However, those getting their news from the BBC News website found no coverage of that announcement on its ‘Australia’, ‘Lebanon’ ‘Middle East’ or ‘Hezbollah’ pages.

That website’s profile page titled “Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement” has not been updated since March 2016.

As noted here thirteen months ago when the BBC failed to report designations by several other countries during 2020, that profile states:

“Hezbollah […] is designated a terrorist organisation by Western states, Israel, Gulf Arab countries and the Arab League.”

The decision taken by the Australian government makes it the eighteenth country to have proscribed Hizballah as a whole in the past two years. Nevertheless, the BBC continues to under-report designations which represent the growing realisation that the claim of separate ‘wings’ to that terrorist organisation (as used by the BBC itself) are redundant.

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  1. says: Grimey

    The UK government must come to realise that the BBC is infiltrated at the highest level with arabists and Jew-haters – who are working their hardest to demonise Israel. Boris and Truss should not allow this to continue.

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