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To: BBC

Don't censor the Palestine Prom

Reverse the BBC's decision to censor out Nigel Kennedy's comments during 2013 Prom 34 (Four Seasons) in the TV repeat on August 23rd and the I-player.

Why is this important?

The BBC should take an impartial view of political and religious disagreements and should not stifle any individual views of non-BBC performers. The BBC can distance itself from any comments, but censoring them out shows bias. This is far from the only instance of such BBC behaviour and is unacceptable to licence payers.


Reasons for signing

  • I missed Prom 34 but read some wonderful reviews and heard reports from friends of the exhilarating performances and the warmth with which Nigel's remarks in support of the Palestine Strings were received. I expect to watch the whole concert, un-redacted, on BBC4 on Aug 23.
  • The BBC seems more interested in image than morality these days. Happy to allow cheating and deception in it programmes, just as long as it doesn't get found out. Happy to suppress awkward facts, like the documentary exposing Jimmy Saville, as long as the surface stays undisturbed. Happy to dole out cash settlements to former employees as long as the rest of the media don't challenge them. The BBC has become a cynical, revisionist organisation
  • As a licence payer I do not expect the BBC to act as a fig leaf for Israeli apartheid.

Updates

2013-08-23 11:31:21 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2013-08-19 15:55:22 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-08-18 16:56:19 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-08-18 14:47:34 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-08-18 13:55:50 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-08-18 13:12:40 +0100

10 signatures reached