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BBC chief defends Gaza decision


The BBC is coming under fire over its decision not to broadcast an appeal for aid to Gaza by the Disasters Emergency Committee. Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, explains why the BBC is reluctant to screen the film, saying the story is best told in the context of journalistic programmes where points can be put in a balanced context.


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