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Reporting Of Ukraine By The BBC

EDM number 462 in 2017-19, proposed by John Cryer on 30/10/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Eastern Europe.

That this House is deeply concerned by the reporting by the BBC of the Kiev-based organisation C14, a far right organisation with neo-Nazi origins; considers the reporting of C14 activities fails to uphold BBC editorial values; is further concerned that the BBC has afforded a degree of legitimacy to C14, allowing it to disguise itself as a nationalist organisation engaged in reasonable activities designed to defend Ukrainian sovereignty; believes that the BBC has failed to apply due rigour in failing to report on the known history of violence by C14, including attacks on the LGBT community, violence against ethnic minorities, journalists and trade unionists and an attack on a police officer using a grenade during Kiev Pride; expresses deep concern at reporting of C14 activities as educational conversation and petty hooliganism; and calls on the BBC to uphold the values and standards expected by licence fee payers in the reporting on Ukraine.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John Cryer30/10/2017Leyton and WansteadLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins01/11/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens02/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Clive Lewis15/11/2017Norwich SouthLabourSeconded
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law21/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas08/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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