BBC Spends Big Money Defending Israel-Palestine Coverage

A shoddy complaints procedure drives up legal fees

Critics of the BBC are a persistent bunch. A freedom of information request by The Guardian’s MediaGuardian found that the broadcaster spent more than $1.1 million between 2007 and 2011 on lawyers working to defend its journalism. The issue central to the high price tag of legal fees is the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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