Friday, 10 July 2009

Tell the truth about fascists

This is a response to the one who wrote an anonymous letter to asking why we at HOPE not hate, Norfolk, were so biased against the BNP.

The answer is that people oppose the policies of the BNP for many good reasons, and we are resolved to expose the BNP for their nasty political views. Please read this blog for more answers.

The media has a duty to tell the truth about the BNP, so that the electorate are not hoodwinked into seeing the BNP for anything else than what it is:

The NUJ is urging members to tell the truth about fascist political parties like the BNP.

The NUJ Code of Conduct says a journalist should produce “no material likely to lead to hatred or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age, gender, race, colour, creed, legal status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation”.

The reporting of political parties like the BNP is set to remain a hugely important issue in the next year with the coming general Election.

But readers of Norfolk News (NUJ's Norfolk newsletter) will be faced with that issue much sooner when the Norwich North by-election is called. The BNP are certain to stand a candidate.

The NUJ has produced guidelines and urged members to “give the public the facts about the BNP and expose their racist views through robust, independent reporting.”

It has promised to organise to defend journalists who come under attack as a result.

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