BBC World News has been banned from airing in China, claiming the worldwide community “seriously violated” the nation’s broadcasting rules, in keeping with a press release from China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) issued on Thursday.
China’s NRTA supported that BBC World News had broadcast reviews on China that “infringed the principles of truthfulness and impartiality in journalism.”
“China’s decision to ban BBC World News in mainland China is an unacceptable curtailing of media freedom,” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated in a press release, reacting to the announcement.
“China has some of the most severe restrictions on media and internet freedoms across the globe and this latest step will only damage China’s reputation in the eyes of the world,” he added.
BBC World News was solely accessible in worldwide lodges and a few residences, however the ban has additionally utilized to Hong Kong, the place Beijing has more and more been exerting management.
“We are disappointed that the Chinese authorities have decided to take this course of action”. The BBC is the world’s most trusted worldwide information broadcaster and reviews on tales from world wide pretty, impartially and with out fear or favour,” the BBC News Press Team tweeted shortly afterwards.
BBC assertion in response to Chinese ban of BBC World News pic.twitter.com/RpLwvW4OzO
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) February 11, 2021
The announcement comes one week after Ofcom, the British media regulator revoked a license for China Global Television Network (CGTN), to broadcast within the UK, citing that Star China Media Limited, didn’t have “editorial responsibility” for the channel’s output, and due to this fact “does not meet the legal requirement of having control over the licensed service.”