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Hazzard to meet BBC officials over Loughinisland massacre documentary blackout

13 November, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP will meet the BBC to challenge the broadcaster on its failure to adequately cover the production 'No Stone Unturned’.

Despite the BBC's failure, the ground-breaking documentary into the massacre at Loughinisland in 1994 has received widespread coverage on TV, radio, online, the print media and is attracting sellout audiences to local cinemas.

The South Down MP said:

“People are genuinely dumbfounded that BBC News has not covered this story when other media outlets have focused on the documentary and its revelations.

“As the MP for South Down I will meet with the BBC and challenge this editorial approach.

“It is beyond belief that there should be such a glaring omission.

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

“I will convey the growing feeling throughout the community that the BBC is now part of the cover-up of this massacre.”

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