BBC World Information has been banned from airing in China, claiming the worldwide community “severely violated” the nation’s broadcasting guidelines, based on a press release from China’s Nationwide Radio and Tv Administration (NRTA) issued on Thursday.
China’s NRTA supported that BBC World Information had broadcast stories on China that “infringed the ideas of truthfulness and impartiality in journalism.”
“China’s determination to ban BBC World Information in mainland China is an unacceptable curbing of media freedom,” Britain’s Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned in a press release, reacting to the announcement.
“China has a number of the most extreme restrictions on media and web freedoms throughout the globe and this newest step will solely harm China’s fame within the eyes of the world,” he added.
BBC World Information was solely out there in worldwide inns and a few residences, however the ban has additionally utilized to Hong Kong, the place Beijing has more and more been exerting management.
“We’re upset that the Chinese language authorities have determined to take this plan of action”. The BBC is the world’s most trusted worldwide information broadcaster and stories on tales from around the globe pretty, impartially and with out worry or favour,” the BBC Information Press Crew tweeted shortly afterwards.
BBC assertion in response to Chinese language ban of BBC World Information pic.twitter.com/RpLwvW4OzO
— BBC Information Press Crew (@BBCNewsPR) February 11, 2021
The announcement comes one week after Ofcom, the British media regulator revoked a license for China International Tv Community (CGTN), to broadcast within the UK, citing that Star China Media Restricted, didn’t have “editorial duty” for the channel’s output, and subsequently “doesn’t meet the authorized requirement of getting management over the licensed service.”