To: Ofcom

Independent Enquiry into BBC bias regards Scottish Independence Referendum

Independent Enquiry into BBC bias regards Scottish Independence Referendum

Look into the activities and complaints of bias/governmental influence around the Scottish Independence referendum

Why is this important?

There is a suggestion that the BBC may be being used to promulgate propaganda in this affair, may not be unbiased or may be being coerced or influenced to serve one particular agenda. This suggestion should be investigated and BBC conduct explored in the light of their charter.


Reasons for signing

  • The BBC works for the state govt and is biased to all things Scottish
  • Like many others I am fed up with BBC's reporting of the Independence movement. From the company as a whole to individual reporters, it is a constant barrage of No good Yes Bad. Now the do not make any attempt to hide their bias
  • I have written to BBC Scotland complaining about both bias and inaccurate reporting of matters concerning independence but have been given formulaic denials.

Updates

2015-04-28 12:25:31 +0100

Hi Everyone sorry it's been so long with no news but I only heard back from BBC recently. I have progressed through their complains procedure to no avail so far but I had to do it to get to the "BBC Trust" The petition is now at the appeal to the trust this was the last correspondence I heard from BBC: Dear Mr MOORE

Reference CAS-2948883-WRND1N summarized: "NO WE WERE NOT BIAS IN OUR COVERAGE OF INDYREF" If you wish to submit an appeal you must write within 20 working days of receiving this reply, explaining why you wish to appeal. You can contact the BBC Trust at 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ, or by emailing trust.editorial@bbc.co.uk.

So If you feel like I do that you would like to add your own dismay at the way the petition and complaint have been handled please as they say ...fire in! email trust.editorial@bbc.co.uk

2014-12-03 19:49:58 +0000

Hi Everyone sorry it's been so long with no news but I only heard back from BBC today. I have progressedd through their complains procedure to no avail so far but I had to do it to get to the "BBC Trust" The petition is now at the appeal to the trust this was the last correspondence I heard from BBC: Dear Mr MOORE

Reference CAS-2948883-WRND1N summarized: "NO WE WERE NOT BIAS IN OUR COVERAGE OF INDYREF" If you wish to submit an appeal you must write within 20 working days of receiving this reply, explaining why you wish to appeal. You can contact the BBC Trust at 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ, or by emailing trust.editorial@bbc.co.uk.

So If you feel like I do that you would like to add your own dismay at the way the petition and complaint have been handled please as they say ...fire in! email trust.editorial@bbc.co.uk

2014-09-14 13:43:33 +0100

Campaign now stands at 69'789 keep it circulating folks https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/independent-enquiry-into-bbc-bias-regards-scottish-independence-referendum

2014-09-12 13:41:44 +0100

Since an "intervention" by BBC's Nick Robinson (nasty Nick) the petition has overnight gain a further +30,000 signatures and now stands at an incredible +51,000 thank you all please keep sharing on FB and ReTweeting https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/independent-enquiry-into-bbc-bias-regards-scottish-independence-referendum

2014-09-12 12:54:19 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2014-09-11 11:24:10 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2014-08-09 19:28:04 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2014-07-04 19:49:19 +0100

More than 7,300 signatures, please keep this circulating. Thank you all again. Publish the link : https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/independent-enquiry-into-bbc-bias-regards-scottish-independence-referendum

2014-06-22 14:31:30 +0100

More than 6500 signatures and MSPs are being made aware of the public disquiet around BBCs conduct in this debate the petition is still circulating you could send the attached link to your MSP :
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/independent-enquiry-into-bbc-bias-regards-scottish-independence-referendum oh and thank you so much....all of you.

2014-06-13 13:55:13 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2014-05-23 12:29:01 +0100

I am making arrangements to deliver the petition when it reaches 2000 we are currently at 1837. A massive thanks to all who contributed your comments and your passion. The license payers of Scotland deserve to be heard. We deserve an unbiased news media.
Thank you all.
George

2014-05-20 23:21:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-05-20 07:14:11 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-05-19 21:07:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-05-19 16:24:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-05-09 22:02:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-05-09 17:27:00 +0100

10 signatures reached