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Hazzard seeks answers to BBC boycott of major Loughinisland Film

11 November, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has asked the BBC to clarify why it has refused to cover the production 'No Stone Unturned’ in any of its BBC News programmes on radio, tv, or online media platforms.

Despite the BBC blackout, the groundbreaking documentary into the massacre at Loughinisland in 1994 has received widespread coverage on tv, radio, online, and the print media. 

The South Down MP said:

“People are genuinely dumbfounded that the BBC have not given this story the coverage that the vast majority of other media outlets have deemed worthy. What we need to know now is whether this was a careless oversight; or was this a careful strategy of censorship? 

“I was 9 years old when my local community was ripped apart by these killings; the community stood with the families for decades before last year’s Police Ombudsman report confirmed the extent to which the British state colluded with the killers. 

“As the MP now for South Down I have asked the BBC to clarify its position urgently. Having covered the campaign for truth and justice for so many years, having interviewed family members and those injured in the attacks, why have they now all of sudden turned the spotlight off? 

“They must dispel the growing feeling on the ground that the BBC are now part of the cover-up.”

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