Input your search keywords and press Enter.

BBC alters coverage of suspended Aberdeen Tory candidate

Publication

The BBC

Title

Tory Aberdeen candidate suspended for ‘unacceptable’ comments

Date

19 November 2019

Following correspondence from CfMM, the BBC has made an important headline change in a story about a Tory candidate in Aberdeen who has been suspended.

In the original article published on 18 November 2019, the BBC headline stated that the candidate, Ryan Houghton, was suspended for anti-Semitic comments.

However the article in The National that first broke the story clearly mentioned that Houghton was accused of Islamophobia and homophobia, as well as anti-Semitism, as can been seen below:

CfMM contacted the BBC to inform them that selective reporting such as this is not acceptable, and the full range of accusations need to be made clear in their article.  We are very please to note that as of this morning the headline has been changed, as seen in the screencap below:

If you’d like to get involved in the work CfMM is doing to promote accurate and unbiased reporting on Muslims and Islam in the media, we’d love to hear from you!  Get in touch with us here.

Conclusion

Corrected

How To Submit A Complaint

Guidelines of what to consider when complaining should be read before submitting any complaint to respective broadcasters or regulators. Follow the link below to see how to submit a complaint.

If you see a potentially problematic headline or article in a newspaper or magazine (or the website of a newspaper or magazine), please click the button below and follow the guides to make an effective complaint for the media source.