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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

"Chief Minister Begging To Keep Corrupt Media"

Jersey's chief minister has written to the director general of the BBC to express his concern about the future of local television news in the island.
In May the BBC said it was considering whether to continue providing local TV news bulletins in the Channel Islands.
During question time in the States, Senator Terry Le Sueur said the future of BBC Channel Islands news was something ministers were worried about.
The BBC said no decisions had yet been taken.
"Ministers have discussed this issue and agree the withdrawal would limit local coverage of political and cultural events," Senator Le Sueur said.
'Financial pressure'
"I have written on behalf of the council of ministers to the director general of the BBC and the chairman of the BBC Trust expressing concern at the proposed closure of the TV service.
"The letters appeal to the BBC to rethink its savings proposals as it is important islanders have access to a diversity of news coverage."

Dummy or Pacifier?
 In a statement, the BBC said any claims about the future of TV news in Jersey were "speculation".
During a visit to Jersey, the Chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the UK, John Whittingdale, said: "I understand that the BBC is under a lot of financial pressure - they have had a freeze in the licence fee for the next three years and they have also had to take on a lot of costly responsibilities.
"But my view has always been that the BBC is there to provide public service broadcasting and local news is at the core of public service broadcasting."
The BBC currently offers three television bulletins each weekday evening in the islands, at 6.30pm, 8.00pm and 10.25pm.
Seven members of staff work on the service at the BBC's premises in Jersey and another two television reporters are based at BBC Guernsey.

15 comments:

  1. "I have written on behalf of the council of ministers to the director general of the BBC and the chairman of the BBC Trust expressing concern at the proposed closure of the TV service.
    "The letters appeal to the BBC to rethink its savings proposals as it is important islanders have access to a diversity of news coverage."

    Haha. Scared of losing his propaganda machine is he. The BBC has a better name so a more powerful weapon against truth than the silly JEP. Think about it. If the BBC Jersey did their job, those same ministers would not want them reporting on them. Jersey needs the DIVERSITY provided by the local BBC??? No. Diversity would be truth and it is only on the blogs. TLS means diversity of news outlets for the same old propaganda. It means more brand names for all STATES MEDIA all the time. Proof is easy. The biggest Jersey political stories of the year will never be touched by the BBC. That will be a big story in itself someday.

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  2. And not to long in the future I shouldn't wonder.

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  3. Funny how the BBC aren't reporting what Deputy Le Herissier had so say about them today in the States.

    Strangely enough, it's not that different to the first comment..............Its not you is it Roy?

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  4. "Strangely enough, it's not that different to the first comment..............Its not you is it Roy?"

    Nope. I'm an American student of the media role in politics and one-time champion of the work of several talented BBC journalists. Now I wonder how far up their complicity goes with this silence on Jersey corruption.

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  5. Ummmm Bloggers get writing and sending links to BBC Director General if its good for the goose its good for the gander.

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  6. Where can we find what the deputy said about BBC in the states?

    Another Interested Outsider

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  7. I am unsure as to the time delay for inclusion on Hansard.

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  8. It is 5PM where I am if that matters. Not sure what Hansard even means but I will try your link to it now. Thanks so much. This is a surprisingly intriguing place you have where it is not fully democratic and not quite under much British oversight. The BBC should be worried about their reputation in this.

    Another Interested Outsider

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  9. Hansard is the audio for Government in the UK and crown dependencies, or in our case In-dependency.

    We have no democracy here, just out and out blatant corruption.

    The BBC is regarded as a laughing stock in Jersey.

    Hope this helps :)

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  10. Yes Sir, it helps to understand what Hansard is. There's not a posted transcript of a Hansard available yet for today's session, but I'll check it again tomorrow.

    I know there are some Washington University (St. Louis) students who talk about this place all the time. One guy used to surf there during the summer. His family there filled him in on the House of Horrors orphanage scandal which he still talks about being unresolved with probable murders of kids by powerful people. He believes the perpetrators are still in power or have big connections and he claims everybody in Jersey knows their names. Pretty much everybody in this country heard about that place at the time because it was on the news for days. We can't believe it is so close to England and France but with people appointed to rule over the ones elected by ballot.

    It is pretty addictive reading these Jersey blogs because it is like suspense fiction. We always think something huge is about to happen to bring down the corrupt leadership there. You have no shortage of evidence against them as far as I can see.

    Every place has really bad stuff happen to innocent kids but in Jersey it's the kind of stuff the rest of the world is even shocked by because of the government. Every place has examples of really bad government too, but not where the all of their media refuses to report on what are shockingly important stories. Most people here would have thought you had in place the same human rights protections and access to the legal system as in UK but now we are just surprised the other countries in Europe haven't pushed Jersey for greater democracy before now since they are so close to your island.

    No one believes it can go on like this much longer and you guys should be proud of standing up against that kind of system. These sort of regimes are going down pretty fast in the Middle East and North Africa and the only difference seems to be they are more violent.

    The strangest thing to us though, is the way the BBC pretends the government lying and corruption of such a demonstrable level is not
    the most important news of all.

    Same old interested outsider.

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  11. Interested Outsider

    The Jersey Way puts all the interesting media up for us, here is his QUESTIONS WITH-OUT ANSWERS FROM YESTERDAY!!!

    CLICK HERE

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  12. I found his page. Thanks!

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  13. Your welcome, that's what we are here for, spreading the gospel :)

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