BBC chief warning of ‘growing attack on the truth’ while calling for solidarity with journalists

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BBC chief warning about ‘growing attack on the truth’ as ​​he calls for solidarity with journalists around the world facing ‘intimidation and bullying’

  • BBC Director General Tim Davie said journalists face ‘intimidation and hostility’
  • He said some, including BBC journalists, are ‘being threatened with their lives and freedom’
  • Mr Davie took over from Lord Hall as Director General of the BBC in September 2020

The BBC’s Director General has warned that a ‘growing assault on the truth’ threatens societies and democracies around the world.

In a statement to coincide with World Press Freedom Day, which is today, Tim Davie said journalists around the world are facing “intimidation, harassment and hostility.”

Davie said, “In the midst of the Covid pandemic, it is clearer than ever why people need access to trusted, impartial news.

In a statement to coincide with World Press Freedom Day, which is today, Tim Davie said the BBC is in solidarity with journalists and other media organizations who continue to fight for truth and media freedom.

In a statement to coincide with World Press Freedom Day, which is today, Tim Davie said the BBC is in solidarity with journalists and other media organizations who continue to fight for truth and media freedom.

Mr Davie, who took over Lord Hall as BBC Director General last September, said the growing assault on the truth poses a serious threat to the health of societies and democracies around the world.

Mr Davie, who took over Lord Hall as BBC Director General last September, said the growing assault on the truth poses a serious threat to the health of societies and democracies around the world.

Mr Davie, who took over Lord Hall as BBC Director General last September, said the growing assault on the truth poses a serious threat to the health of societies and democracies around the world.

‘Trusted information is an essential public good, but many journalists around the world – including those from the BBC – face intimidation, harassment and hostility.

“Some are even threatened with their lives and freedom.”

He added: “This growing attack on the truth is a serious threat to the health of societies and democracies around the world.

“We stand in solidarity with journalists and other media organizations who continue to fight for truth and media freedom.”

Mr Davie took over from Lord Hall as Director General of the BBC last September.

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