ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UNITED KINGDOM- BBC, Censorship and Northern Ireland

UNITED KINGDOM BBC, Censorship and Northern Ireland Michael Jacobs THE furore over the banning of a BBC television programme about Northern Ireland at the 'request' of the British government has reverberated around the world. The government has been accused of censorship; the BBC's reputation for 'independence' has been badly damaged. But the row has mostly obscured the fact that that reputation is founded on an illusion. This was by no means the first time that such Censorship' had occurred. Perhaps more crucially, what that censorship reveals of the government's policies towards Northern Ireland has largely been ignored.

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