UN nuclear chief boycotts BBC over Gaza embargo

The Egyptian-born head of the International Atomic Energy Agency cancelled scheduled interviews with BBC radio and World Service television.

UN nuclear chief boycotts BBC over Gaza embargo
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has cancelled interviews with the BBC over its refusal to broadcast an international charity appeal for Gaza, agencies said.

Mohamed ElBaradei said "the BBC had violated the rules of basic human decency by not airing the Disasters Emergency Committee's appeal for Gaza which are there to help vulnerable people irrespective of who is right or wrong".

The Egyptian-born head of the International Atomic Energy Agency cancelled scheduled interviews with BBC radio and World Service television.

His protest follows growing criticism of the BBC decision, with more than 110 MPs endorsing critical motions. Sky News also ignored the two-minute appeal.

More than 15,000 members of the public have lodged complaints over the ban.

Despitethe ban by BBC and Sky News, the aid agencies behind the appeal say they have so far raised £1m for Palestinians in Gaza.


Agencies
Last Mod: 29 Ocak 2009, 23:43
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