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Re: [casi] BBC article on OFF


I was one of those who wrote an email of complaint to the BBC (a very short
one, concentrating on the very misleading nature of the description "aid"
and the consequent implication that the UN was involved in benevolence when
in fact it was simply taking action - very inadequately - to limit the
effects of its own harsh sanctions).

I'm pleased to say the BBC has emailed me back to say that they've
rewritten the article in light of my complaint (and, I expect, other
peoples' as well).

I apologize in advance if someone has already pointed this out - if they
have, I'm afraid I missed it.

The BBC told me this today, although the article says it was last updated
on the 22nd (which I don't think is correct).  The article is still at its
original location ( ) but the content
is drastically changed.  I certainly wouldn't call it perfect, but it's a
definite improvement.  Instead of the biggest aid programme, it now refers
to the biggest spending programme, and it explicitly points out that the
programme was funded entirely from Iraq's own wealth.

Richard Pond

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