Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Censorship of BAFTA Award speech

BAFTA AWARDS:

Adam Curtis, who made the BBC documentary 'Power of Nightmares', won the best factual series award and used his acceptance speech to criticise news reports of last week's ricin trial.

His documentary suggested that right wing forces were using fear as a way of controlling people.

According to Curtis: "The reports of the ricin trial last week show that this is still a problem. The stories were distorted, exaggerated or completely fabricated. I know because I was in the courtroom."

Much of Britain's mainstream media, including the BBC, apparently censored the remarks by Curtis.

The Guardian was a noble exception.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1462389,00.html

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