Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, was sentenced to 7 years jail in Cairo for spreading false news. According to James Harding, Director of BBC Current Affaris and News, Peter Greste is “a hard-working, honourable journalist, with a track record of achievement….honestly practising his trade.” Which sounds terrible, however it might be worth testing what the BBC’s idea of a hard-working, honourable journalist honestly practising his trade actually is by examining how they dealt with the report of the recent OPCW fact-finding mission regarding chemical weapon usage in Syria. The BBC report can be read here while the actual report is uploaded here s-1191-2014_e_ .
The BBC relies heavily on Human Rights Watch for its information, who appear to be getting lazy in these days as they aren’t bothering to maintain simulacrum of credibility to their reports. HRW alleges these stills from a youtube video indicate chemical weapons use