bbc complaints

How to complain to BBC and appeal their decision to Ofcom

Here is a link to the BBC complaints system. Alternatively, you can complain - Via phone :  03700 100 222*  or   03700 100 212* ...

Inform Scotland – Our mission, our ethos, our goals

Simon Malzer: Why our group Inform Scotland is embarking on a BBC bias advertising campaign Simon Malzer from Inform Scotland explains ...

Inform Scotland on the news

Inform Scotland billboard campaign and fundraiser featured on RT UK News   RT UK covered our Inform Scotland poster campaign ...

P1 assessments

BBC Scotland defends ‘scrap’ claim on its P1-assessment-vote news bulletins

News bulletins claiming MSPs had voted to “scrap” P1 assessments, despite the motion merely asking they be halted, were not misleading as some MSPs who voted had wanted them scrapped, BBC Scotland has claimed. The broadcaster was responding ...

Domestic Abuse in Scotland

BBC Scotland reports ‘Hundreds told of partner’s abusive past’, but viewers not informed of wider context

On the BBC early morning broadcasts and on the website, with tabloid imagery, today: ‘Nearly 1,600 people in Scotland have been told about the abusive past of their partners since the introduction of a new law in 2015. Police Scotland said that ...

SNP government

Nothing wrong with calling the Scottish Government the ‘SNP Government’ says defiant BBC

Reporters at BBC Scotland do not habitually call the Scottish government the SNP government whenever reporting on controversial policies, an official has claimed. In a response to a recent complaint, the Editor of Radio News also insisted there ...

BBC Scotland

Nice propaganda BBC Scotland, but the real news is childbirth in Scotland is safer than elsewhere in the UK

I’ve already written today about BBC Scotland’s report on the death of a baby in the most awful circumstances. I cannot describe the actual nature of that death. I’ve condemned the report in terms of its inappropriateness for our public ...

Reporting Scotland

A new sickening low – Reporting Scotland’s latest scare story propagandizes the decapitation of a baby in childbirth

Reporting Scotland regular ‘ambulance-chasing’ disclosures of single or rare cases of failure in NHS Scotland remains their favourite proxy strategy to side-swipe the SNP by association with that case. Last night they fell further into the ...

bias by omission

A BBC Scotland complaint – P1 assessments and bias by omission

Claims of Tory opportunism were central to the Scottish Govt defence of its P1 assessments and its response to the Tory motion. On Sept 13th, the First Minister highlighted the 2016 manifesto during FMQ’s, yet the revelation never featured on ...

BBC Complaints

BBC Complaint – children with autism ‘unlawfully’ excluded from school

On Tuesday 24th September 2018 at 06:26am and repeated five times by 09.00am, BBC Scotland headlined: ‘A report commissioned by three charities suggests that over a third of children with autism have been unlawfully excluded from school in ...

bias

Report used uncritically by BBC Scotland on ‘unlawful’ school exclusions is fatally flawed and hopelessly biased

The ‘research’ report used by BBC Scotland News, this morning, to generate the headline ‘Over a third of children with autism have been unlawfully excluded from school in the past two years’ is unsound on the basis of both a predisposing ...

BBC Scotland News

BBC Scotland use unpublished evidence to accuse Scottish schools of ‘unlawfully’ excluding autistic children

At 06:27 and five more times this morning, BBC Scotland News headlined: ‘Over a third of children with autism have been unlawfully excluded from school in the past two years’ There you have it – this morning’s daily dose of ...

Brexit

Rape Crisis Scotland questions validity of Scottish Tory ‘innocent’ verdict on sexual harassment allegations made against its own MSP

... The verdict was immediately slammed by campaign group Rape Crisis Scotland.  In a statement the group appeared to suggest the verdict had been pre-determined. It said: “The fact that the Scottish Conservatives issued a press call for ...

bias by omission

Bias by omission – BBC Scotland hide SNP’s policy success to create scare on obesity in women

At 06:26am and repeated six times throughout the morning: ‘Cancer specialists say obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest cause of preventable cases of the disease in Scottish women. ... This is classic propaganda and bias by ...

Dr Eamonn O’Neill

Good Morning Scotland maligns the ‘most reliable’ trains in the UK with the help of Dr Eamonn O’Neill

On GMS, at 7.40am yesterday, associate professor, Dr Eamonn O’Neill, Napier University, reviewed the papers with all the critical analysis of…..eh….someone who is not an associate professor and who likes them and all his old pals a lot? He ...

Ruth Davidson self-harm

Ruth Davidson self-harm revelations a ‘calculated move’ says BBC Scotland media pundit

A revelation from Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, that she self-harmed as a teenager, was a “calculated move” a BBC Scotland media expert has said. Speaking on the John Beattie Show, Eamonn O’Neil said he had sympathy for ...

SNP government

A BBC Scotland complaint – Gordon Brewer … ‘the SNP government’

The following complaint relates to comments made by BBC Scotland presenter Gordon Brewer on the Sunday edition of Good Morning Scotland.  Discussing the controversial issue of P1 assessments, the presenter referred to the SNP government instead of ...

P1 assessments

A BBC Scotland complaint – MSPs didn’t vote to ‘scrap’ P1 assessments

The following complaint was submitted to the BBC following several broadcasts which falsely claimed MSPs had voted to “scrap” standardised P1 assessments. Complaint submitted Sept 20th On Wednesday, Sept 19th a vote took place in the ...