Friday, June 17, 2011

BBC Fake Footage

The BBC is facing fierce criticism after fake footage in its Panorama programme three years ago called “Primark: On the Rack”. This episode alleged that Primark, the massive high- street retailer, was guilty of making cheap clothing by exploiting child labour in sweat shops In India.

In a review of the facts raised in the episode, the BBC Trust recently admitted that it could not be proven that the footage inside the sweat shops was real.

Whilst the BBC is regarded for its high standards of investigative journalism, this fake footage will only serve to undermine its credibility in journalism.

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