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BBC’s Undercover Soldier Offers No Right To Reply

JUDITH Towend on how the BBC’s undercover soldier stuffed up and offers no right to reply:

It’s a story that has seen a hive of online activity: the BBC puts a new reporter in the army for six months (he’s never worked in the media before); puts out a documentary, based on mainly anecdotal evidence; the army suspends five people (not clear how many were a result, if any, of the investigation); the mainstream media reports on the whole thing (Telegraph report linked here, as an example).

A Facebook group has been created criticising the reporter for the programme – suggesting he should be tried for treason – which at the time of writing has 1,460 members.

Yet nowhere on the BBC website is there anywhere to post a comment.

Russell Sharp, are you there..?

Posted: 24th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)