Sky News joins BBC in refusal to broadcast Gaza charity fundraising appeal - Emirates24|7

Sky News joins BBC in refusal to broadcast Gaza charity fundraising appeal

Protestors stage a sit-in at BBC Broadcasting House in London to demonstrate against the BBC for refusing to broadcast an emergency fundraising appeal for people living in the Gaza Strip (AP)

Sky News has joined the BBC in refusing to broadcast an emergency fundraising appeal for people in the Gaza Strip.

Executives at the British-based news channel announced the decision Monday after a weekend in which rival BBC faced numerous protests for its decision not to air the appeal.

Protesters say the humanitarian appeal must be shown to help Palestinians in desperate need after the recent heavy fighting in Gaza. Broadcasters worry they will be seen as taking sides in the conflict if they show it.

Jeremy Corbyn, a governing Labour Party lawmaker, said he and many other legislators will demand that the appeal be broadcast when they meet Tuesday with BBC executives. 

 

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