Saturday, March 20, 2010

Children editorial principles (part 3)

In parts 1 & 2 we saw how the BBC controls kids' right to information and freedom of expression. Those rights are laid down in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. And they're there for good reasons - to help kids grow up into mature adults capable of making moral decisions and value judgements.

Try to hide the truth from kids and you get into a web of deceit. That's what happened in January when Newsround reported the political crisis in Northern Ireland. And again when they delayed reporting on the John Terry affair.

Why does Newsround disempower kids? What is the BBC's agenda?

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