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    BBC can be fined for bias against Brexit

    British media corporation BBC will face sanctions unless it stops Brexit bias

    Baku. 22 March. REPORT.AZ/ British media corporation BBC will face sanctions unless it stops biased broadcasting of events related to Brexit – exit of Great Britain from European Union.

    Report informs referring to TASS, former minister of culture of United Kingdom, and Conservative Party MP John Whittingdale made statement: “My own impression is that the BBC is constantly looking for negatives and highlighting the challenges that arise from Brexit. That is born out by both the analysis of the proportion of coverage given to people talking about difficulties and risks compared to those presenting a more positive picture.”

    He warned that if the corporation's negative coverage persists MPs could "escalate" their complaints to British media regulator Ofcom (Office of Communications), which takes over regulation of the BBC in a fortnight. The regulator has the power to impose sanctions including broadcasting corrections, banning repeats of coverage and imposing a £250,000 ($310, 000) fine.

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