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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2007, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
NewsWatch programme archive
Viewer and editor in discussion
NewsWatch is the BBC's forum for viewers to tackle programme makers directly about news and current affairs.

It's broadcast on Friday nights on BBC News 24 and Saturday mornings on Breakfast on BBC One.


2006 programmes
How a police discipline item became a story about race.
Why so much coverage of Briton freed from Death Row?
A bird flu docu-drama accused of scaremongering.
NewsWatch at a global gathering of TV news bosses.
Should the BBC be talking to the Taleban?
TV news coverage of the Kriss Donald murder trial.
Why "Woman adopts baby" was headline news.
So can newsreaders wear a cross or not?
Party conference speakers cut off in their prime.
Give us news not showbiz, say viewers.
Were enough different voices heard in Pope row?
Did the BBC misjudge the Molly Campbell story?
Can't the news wait until next of kin have been told?
Middle East crisis - viewers say the BBC ignores Israel.
Did a documentary downplay the effects of Chernobyl?
Was 7 July anniversary the only news around?
Was "Beckham quits" really the top news story?
Spoof newsflash was no joke for viewers.
Why the BBC is revamping its Middle East coverage.
Gaza beach deaths - was the BBC fair to Israel?
Complaints of too much World Cup waffle.
One viewer wants to see more stories followed up.
All the news - but first, an 11-minute special report.
Fact or fantasy? Theories about 9/11 examined.
Look away now - here's the result of The Apprentice.
Viewers attack BBC over interview with Gary Glitter.
The stories that disappear after just one mention.
Reporting of scientific research under the microscope.
Demos at BBC about lack of coverage of Iraq protests.
Was council workers' strike fairly covered?
Why some protest marches don't make the news.
Stop promoting programmes on the news, say viewers.
Are criminals suitable programme guests?
Should reporters step in and help disaster victims?
Can breaking news reports leave viewers in the dark?
How do you handle a difficult studio guest?
The BBC explains its stance on the Muhammad cartoons.
The bishop and the cruise ship - no joke, say viewers.
Sex offenders in schools - has the BBC been fair?
Why send studio presenters out to big stories?


2005 programmes
The BBC's deputy director-general on viewers' concerns.
Could asking the public for photos put them at risk?
Reporting race crime - is the BBC biased?
Critics say the licence fee shouldn't be spent on local TV
Truckers dispute "killer in the cab" claim.
From the News Xchange conference in Amsterdam.
Domestic violence is no laughing matter, say viewers.
Are bird flu reports adding to the panic?
Riot reports "missed key facts".
Was boozy Britain series unfair to drinks industry?
Bad language at breakfast time.
The sensitive business of revisiting murder cases.
Viewers say Scotland gets a second class news service.
Cricket - major news story or just a game?
Did Katrina coverage get too critical of the US?
How reliable are eyewitness accounts for breaking news?
Terrorist or bomber? How the BBC chooses words.
Focus on coverage of the London bombs.
Viewers ask: "Why so little on Trafalgar 200?"
Is Wimbledon news, or just a game of tennis?
The Michael Jackson verdict - but first the waffle.
Do so many house price reports just cause confusion?
Viewers want more of the Queen in Canada.
Navel gazing - how the BBC reports on itself.
Storm over the new-look weather map.
Was the audience for Question Time representative?
Why did the BBC send people to heckle Michael Howard?
Viewers' election queries answered.
Was there too much coverage of the Pope?
Should the BBC be supporting British industry?
How bulletins decide which images are fit for broadcast.
Why send local and national reporters to the same story?
Was Michael Howard cut short after the Budget?
Did China week paint a true picture?
Why a report from the Middle East was wrong.
Is the BBC in the pro-hunting camp?
The documentary that offended a whole comunity.
Was Ellen MacArthur's voyage ignored until the end?
The rights and wrongs of making an on-air correction.
Was having an Islam week fair to other religions?
Prince Harry's fancy dress - was the BBC over the top?
Viewers want facts not rumour about Blair and Brown.


2004 programmes
Labour 4, Conservatives 0. Political balance discussed.
The difficulties of getting news from Falluja.
Is News 24 just recycling the same old stories?
Did Real Story portray Fathers 4 Justice in an unfair light?
Why "insurgents" is the word of choice at the BBC.
Are outside broadcasts always worth the effort?
Do science stories get short shrift?
The difficult decisions in the use of hostage videos.
Was there too much on the US election?
One viewer wants more politics from party conferences.



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