Suppressing the truth: BBC

The BBC cannot claim to have not been unaware of the decision by the Appeals Court of Lisbon to lift the ban on "A Verdade da Mentira" / "Maddie – The Truth of the Lie".

They covered the litigation in depth and clearly reported the original banning of the book in a number of articles and videos.

Therefore there is simply no excuse for the BBC not informing the British public of the Appeals Court judges rulings to lift the ban on the book.

Not only has the ruling been reported in Portugal, internationally and in other British papers, citizens have also made numerous complaints to the BBC requesting an explanation for their silence in regard to the Appeals Court decision in favor of Goncalo Amaral.

Until such time the BBC informs its readers/viewers about current developments, it can only be concluded that the BBC is intentionally suppressing the truth and intentionally leading the British public to believe that Goncalo Amaral's book remains off the shelves.

There can be no other explanation for their silence regarding the Appeals Court decision.

The BBC have a public duty to impartially report FACTS. This is a clear violation of that duty.


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None to date

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