On July 10 the BBC's flagship current affairs programme Panorama broadcast a programme called Is Labour Anti-Semitic?
The investigative website Press Gang condemns this programme as rogue journalism:
— it was biased, giving just one side of the story
— it was dishonest, hiding the fact that many of its interviewees are members of an anti-Corbyn pressure group
— it was devious, suppressing statistics to falsely suggest the problem of anti-Semitism in Labour is greater than it actually is.
The BBC is now regulated by.the Communications Act 2003.
We believe that Panorama broke the requirements of the Act on impartiality and accuracy.
The programme was, in our opinion, unlawful.
When our investigation is complete, we'll publish a report.
Here's the cover:
We're asking supporters to buy a copy of the report in advance.
It will be published in December.
It will take a similar format to the report, written by Professor Brian Cathcart, one of the founders of Hacked Off, and Press Gang editor Paddy French: Unmasked: Andrew Norfolk, The Times Newspaper and Anti-Muslim Reporting — A Case To Answer.
Since the report is likely to be ignored by the right wing media, we're crowdfunding to print enough copies to send to every MP, leading journalists and Labour Party CLPs.
On launch day, the plan is to have supporters — wearing the "Is The BBC Anti-Labour?" T-shirt — handing out copies of the report outside the BBC's Broadcasting House HQ.
Funds are needed to complete the research, take on a graphic designer, brief libel lawyers and pay for the printing.
The schedule is tight which means this crowdfunding exercise will close in 28 days.
The initial target is £1,000 with a “stretch" figure of £25,000.
The more funds attracted, the more copies can be printed and the more high-powered the promotional campaign can be.
If the report does not appear all donations will be refunded.
Full accounts will be published and excess funds donated to the Labour Party.