Thursday, July 19, 2007

BBC Cheats

Readers of this blog won't be too surprised to read today's newspaper headlines.

You only need read my blogs on 13 and 16 December 2006 to see how young people were cheated by Newsround. And my last entry about the CBBC target audience still shows no feedback from anyone over 13. But when it comes to making Serious Ocean, CBBC doesn't want anyone under 12 years old to take part.

And things are much worse for lgbt kids. Last year BBC Governors acknowledged that 'gay' is widely used by young people to mean 'rubbish.' However Newsround hasn't in recent years done a single thing to combat homophobia. BBC Statements of Programme Policy 2007/2008 says that the BBC must be inclusive, but Newsround has failed to abide by this policy.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people are everywhere in Britain, and they are entitled to be recognised on Newsround NOW!

We all deserve better from you, Auntie

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