July 20th, 2012
(HigginsBlog) – UK courts issued an order banning the BBC from airing a documentary on the London Riots just hours before it was scheduled to air.
Last year during the height of the London Riots, the media went on a lying rampage completely blacking out the fact that riots were sparked after police beat a 16-year-old girl, and desensitizing the public to the fact the context behind the riots.
Scrubbed – Explosive London Riots BBC Interview: Violence Sparked By Police Beating 16 Year Old Girl
Scrubbed By Corporate Media — Explosive Live BBC Interview With A Man Who Witnessed The Police Beating 16 Of A Year Old Girl That Sparked The London Riot Violence As It Happened
Great Britain Is In A State Of Complete Anarchy As Riots Sparked By The Beating Of A 16 Year Old Girl Enter The Third Day.
The truth is 333 people have been killed in U.K. police custody over between 1998 and 2010 and not a single police officer has been convicted of a single offense, despite damning investigations showing repeated lies, police brutality and cover-ups over the murder of innocent people.
Now the BBC has apparently had a change of heart and was set to air a documentary which explored the rioters side of the story and hopefully expose a bit of truth to the masses who had been lied to.
However, that is going to happen because just hours before the documentary was scheduled to air a court order was given to the BBC banning them from airing it.
Is this what we call freedom? Just more evidence that ideas like Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press are just that ideas.
From the Guardian
Court order prevents BBC from broadcasting film about riots
Film – due to be broadcast at 9pm – was based on testimony of interviews conducted for Guardian and LSE research
Police officers stand guard outside a looted Carhartt shop in Hackney, London, in August 2011. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images
The BBC has pulled a film about the experiences of rioters during last summer’s disturbances just hours before it was due to be broadcast after a ruling from a judge. The film, due to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Monday, was a dramatisation based on the testimony of interviews conducted for the Guardian and London School of Economics research into the disorder.
The programme, part of a two-part series, features actors who play anonymous rioters speaking about their experiences of the riots last August. The BBC said in a statement: “A court order has been made that has prevented the BBC from broadcasting the programme The Riots: In their own Words tonight. We will put it out at a later date.”
The BBC did not give details about the nature of the court order, or which judge made the ruling.
The script from the programme, written by the award-winning playwright Alecky Blythe, was produced from verbatim transcripts of interviews conducted as part of the Reading the Riots study, which conducted confidential interviews with 270 rioters.
The programme was scheduled to be broadcast for several weeks and forms part of a package of current affairs journalism being prepared by the broadcaster in the runup to next month’s anniversary of the riots.
In a blog posted before the film was pulled, a BBC producer on the project said that using the “important and illuminating” interviews in the drama would provide insight into “why and how the riots had happened”.
Source: The Guardian
RT is reporting that the BBC MIGHT appeal the decision, but I am not going to hold my breath.
Shelved & Banned? London riot docudrama struggles for air
The BBC is considering making an appeal against a court order which stopped it from broadcasting a dramatized film on last year’s riots in London
The BBC is considering making an appeal against a court order which stopped it from broadcasting a dramatized film on last year’s riots in London. The film, which features actors portraying anonymous rioters sharing their experience of the events, was due to be broadcast on Monday evening, but was banned by a court order hours before hitting the airwaves.
Banned in the UK! BBC fights for right to air riot docudrama
British riot police arrive in front of a burning building in Croydon, South London on August 8, 2011. Now in it’s third night of unrest, London has seen sporadic outbreaks of looting and clashes both north and south of the river Thames. Numerous buildings were set on fire in Croydon including a 140 year old furniture store as hundreds of looters plundered high street shops of their goods. (AFP Photo/Carl de Souza)
The BBC is considering making an appeal against a court order which stopped it from broadcasting a dramatized film on last year’s riots in London.
The film, which features actors portraying anonymous rioters sharing their experience of the events, was due to be broadcast on Monday evening, but was banned by a court order hours before hitting the airwaves
Its script was written by award-winning playwright Alecky Blythe and is based on interviews from some 270 people conducted by the Guardian and London School of Economics as part of a study into the massive public disorder.
The first installment of The Riots: In their own Words focuses on rioters, while the second film of the two-part series shares the impressions of police officers on duty at the time.
Both were banned from being broadcast by a court ruling, which BBC lawyers now plan to appeal against, reports the Guardian. The newspaper says for legal reasons it cannot report the name of the judge who made the controversial ruling, the court in which it was done or the case he was presiding over.
Little detail was disclosed on the content of the ruling itself. The British newspaper cites it as saying: “It is ordered that the BBC programme ‘The Riots: In their Own Words’ due for broadcast on BBC 2 tonight is not broadcast by any media by any means until further order.”
The ruling also ordered the BBC to remove a clip promoting the film from its website, which the broadcaster did. The clip, previously available on a blog posted last Friday, featured a BBC producer saying that the “important and illuminating” interviews in the drama would provide insight into “why and how the riots had happened”.
After the court ruling arrived the BBC said it would put the program out at a later date. The film was part of the company’s package prepared for the coverage of the one year anniversary of the August 2011 riots in Britain.
What started as peaceful protest in Tottenham erupted into five nights of violence, looting and a subsequent police crackdown. Five people were killed and more than 2,500 shops and businesses damaged. Over a thousand people received jail for their part in the disorder.
The truth is the Police did a lot of horrendous shit during the riots the government is most likely trying to keep a lid on it because that is the whole reason they people were rioting in the first place.
Taken at 10.15pm on August 9th, 2011, in Manchester. Tactical Aid Unit London Riot Police beat alleged teenage rioters on bicycles try to flee city center, and blockade the street. The sound you can hear in the background is the helicopter overhead, which had been hovering around the area for about 10 minutes, tracking them with its spotlight.
The man on the bike gets up on his own, and is ushered to the side of the road by a policeman. Another man with a bike is questioned, and allowed to continue on.
After seeming to question those they had caught for a few minutes, the two teams met at the top of the hill and left with the TAU van, heading back towards the city center. To the best of my knowledge no arrests were made.
We will just have to wait and see how this one turns out.
Source: Higgins Blog