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  • I see that C5 have recently aquired an ex-beeb asian lady to read their news bulletins.

    Is it my imagination or is the BBC becoming whiter and whiter in its representation?

    I do believe Johnathan Ross got it right when he criticised the goings-on in the Corp.

    Apart from the odd dash of asian face, and young black face on childrens TV, the ‘older’ programs, entertainment, and news are basically broadcasting to white, middleclass viewers. I fit into this group, and even i find it uncomfortable to watch the channel at times. e.g BBC1 news apart from the chap on the 6, is all about white middle-class, blond (mostly) women. I didn’t realise Britiain was so white these days!

    SKY and C4 do pretty well with their ethnic breakdown..ITV are yet another joke, and C5 are obviously working on it.

    Rant for the morning done!

    #33940 Reply
    Lone
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    I’ve personally always found the beeb to be quite diverse in terms of the number of ethnic faces that get the opportunity to appear on the TV, I think ITV are OK, C4 are better then most, but Sky are the worst. That’s my honest opinion.

    #33941 Reply

    i think they fail miserably when it comes to news. And now they’ve sadly let go of The Legend – Moira Stuart, and they lost Darren to Al Jazeera. Their news presentig just seems to be a ‘white thing’.

    The arguement that people should get the job on the ability rather than colour doesn’t stand either. Other channels seem able to find their black news presenters with the ability to do the job, so what’s the BBCs excuse? Black people can’t read news?

    #33942 Reply
    Lone
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    Is it just the beeb’s lack of black presenters you find unfavourable? Because apart from theirlack of black presenters, overall I don’t see the BBC as a racist organisation, I think they are far more diverse then Sky.

    #33943 Reply

    Not at all.

    They just appear to have lost their way somewhat, particularly in reference to the presenters used on their news programs….however credit where deserved, and it was nice to see the sports bloke on yesterday with michelle hussain. They do well with reporters, just dissappointing to see a lack of black faces fronting news.

    ITV are far worse i feel. There is a lack of ethnic diversity on much of their output…not just news.

    I must be more sensitive to this as i live in a very ethnically diverse region of the country.

    #33944 Reply
    Lone
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    I live in a pretty ethnically diverse city too.

    Don’t forget the beeb had two African Carribean weather presenters, though one has left for Al-Jazeera. They also had one of my fave reporters, Rageh Omar, until guess what, he left for AJI as well.

    #33945 Reply

    What a shame! I suppose it was a case of bigger bucks!

    Haven’t seen any of AJI…is it any good?

    #33946 Reply
    Lone
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    It’s very good, I watch it more then any of the other news channels.

    #33947 Reply
    Plexus
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    Lone wrote:It’s very good, I watch it more then any of the other news channels.

    Hi Lone,

    Yeah, I agree Al Jazeerah is a professionally presented news channel.

    Can’t help thinking that there’s going to be a serious anti-west bias overall,

    but let’s face it, we suffer the opposite from the established UK news channels don’t we???

    Have a nice day.

    #33948 Reply
    News Mad
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    THESE NEWS ORAGNISATION LIKE THE BBC,ITV, CHANNEL5, AND SKY NEWS NEED TO DO SOMTHING ABOUT THEIR LACK OF ETHNIC PRESENTERS, AND CORRESOPONDENTS. WATCHING THE NEWS NOW ADAYS ALL YOU SEE IS WHITE PRESENTERS, AND IF THIS DOESN’T CHANGE I THINK IT WILL EFFECT THESE NEWS ORGANISATION AT SOME

    POINT..

    #33949 Reply

    Thought i was the only one who’d noticed this.

    I think they don’t actually care about how they come across – like most organisations i imagine that there is a lot of cronism playing a part in what we the public have to endure.

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