Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Thursday, April 01, 2004
The BBC Provides Balance "The UK media approach is broadly sceptical we try in Brussels to break that cycle of scepticism. The BBC's job is to reflect the European perspective .. And make news less sceptical. That is why the BBC has such a big bureau in Brussels."
Jonathan Chapman, BBC, "Senior World News Reporter",
(previously "Senior Europe Producer" in Brussels) in a speech to a media seminar at the Malta Press Club in March 2004. (sadly the link has no mention of this - last event mentioned Feb 2002)
Hold on a moment, the purpose of the BBC, as I have always understood it, is not to provide balance, but to provide accurate coverage.