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In this picture, Gary Lineker (left) is seen presenting the Match of the Day show with the experts.
BBC presenters in Britain have refused to work. After this, BBC’s popular football show ‘Match of the Day’ was telecasted for the first time on Saturday without anchors and experts. In a change in the pattern of the show, it was presented as Premier League highlights for only 20 minutes. Along with this, the demand for the resignation of BBC Director General Tim Davey has also intensified.
In fact, BBC kicked out the main anchor of its football show ‘Match of the Day’ and former England footballer Gary Lineker due to his controversial tweet. Gary criticized the migration policy of the British government. Describing it as wrong, he compared it to the policies of Hitler’s regime in Germany in 1930. The British Home Minister had also expressed objection on this. After which the BBC removed him from the program till the completion of the investigation in the matter.
Questions are being raised about freedom of expression on the BBC after Gary Lineker was fired from the show.
PM Sunak said – the government rested on its policy
On the BBC controversy, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that he hoped that the BBC and Gary Lineker would work together to resolve the issue. The government is firm on its policy. Recently, the Sunak government had talked about introducing a new bill on migration policy in the Parliament. Under this bill, the British government is preparing to ban illegal refugees coming by boats through the English Channel. The government is also facing opposition regarding this.
Show telecasted without experts
On the other hand, angry with this decision of BBC, along with the rest of Gary’s colleagues, the experts of the Match of the Day show have also decided to boycott it. Former striker and EPL’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer and former Arsenal player Ian Wright refused to take part in Saturday’s live discussion after Premier League matches in support of Lineker. After which the show was done on-air without experts.
This picture is of BBC Director General Tim Davey.
BBC said – efforts are on to bring Gary back
Since the suspension of Gary Lineker, questions are being raised about freedom of expression in the BBC. After the telecast of the show on Saturday, BBC Director General Tim Davey said – It was a difficult day but we are trying to find a solution to this problem in every situation. We will be successful only if we can get Gary back on the show and present it back like before. I am sad that this could not happen in Saturday’s telecast.
BBC documentary was screened at Kochi’s Marine Drive junction.
BBC was embroiled in documentary controversy in India
On January 17, the BBC released the first episode of the Gujarat riots documentary ‘The Modi Question’ on YouTube. The second episode was to release on January 24. Even before this, the central government removed the first episode from YouTube. The Government of India had termed the documentary as propaganda against Prime Minister Modi and the country. After this, there was also a controversy regarding the screening of the documentary in JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and Punjab University.
These are pictures from inside the Delhi office of BBC on February 14, where IT raided.
IT raided BBC’s Delhi-Mumbai office
1On February 4, the IT department raided BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai. According to sources in the Income Tax Department, BBC was accused of irregularities in International Tax. BBC had tweeted and said – Income Tax Department team is present in Delhi and Mumbai office. We are extending full cooperation to them. Survey work is going on. During this, the team seized mobiles, laptop-desktops of the people of the Finance Department.