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‘Propaganda journalism’: UK petition seeks unbiased probe in opposition to BBC collection on PM Modi

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India Today Web Desk

An on-line petition within the United Kingdom demanded a probe in opposition to the BBC for its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it “sinister propaganda journalism”.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 23, 2023 17:30 IST

Condemning the documentary on PM Narendra Modi, the petition termed the it a “sinister propaganda journalism that deliberately misinforms its viewers”. (Photo: PTI)

By India Today Web Desk: A day after a London lawmaker referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “one of the vital highly effective individuals on the planet”, an internet petition within the UK sought an unbiased probe in opposition to the BBC over its documentary on Modi.

The petition sought an unbiased probe in opposition to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), terming the documentary a “serious breach”. It additionally referred to as out the BBC for “breaching” its duties as a public broadcaster.

‘Call for an Independent Investigation into the BBC over Modi documentary’ on Change.Org, which “strongly” condemns the BBC for failing to satisfy the “highest standards of editorial impartiality”, has attracted over 2,500 signatures because it went on-line on Sunday night time, reported information company PTI.

Condemning the documentary, the petition termed the two-part collection a “sinister propaganda journalism that deliberately misinforms its viewers”.

“We strongly condemn the BBC for failing to meet the highest standards of editorial impartiality in its two-part documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’. The timing for airing, some 21 years later, a so-called investigative report that has nothing new in it, but only shoehorns old allegations to fit the producers clearly predetermined conclusions in itself speaks volumes,” the petition reads.

“Inexplicably, it comes at a time when India’s Supreme Court has, after a prolonged investigation and due course of, utterly absolved Prime Minister Modi from the exact same allegations of complicity within the 2002 riots that the BBC now seeks to rake up after greater than twenty years,” it additional reads.

Meanwhile, the federal government referred to as the documentary a “propaganda piece” and reportedly issued instructions for blocking a number of YouTube movies and Twitter posts sharing hyperlinks to the documentary.

(With enter from PTI)

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Jan 23, 2023