SUCCESS: BBC Corrects Syrian Propaganda Headline

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On Monday, we asked you to send your complaints to the BBC over this headline:

We pointed out that the headline was taking Syrian propaganda at face value, making it appear as if Israel was associated with terrorists. The BBC has responded with a new headline and a correction:

Correction (7 May 2013): The headline of this report has been amended to make clear that the claim that Israeli air strikes had been co-ordinated with the rebels was made by Syrian officials.

While it is unfortunate that Syrian propaganda was deemed to be so newsworthy and we are still less than happy with the story itself, the updated headline is an improvement on the original.

The BBC may not always act on complaints in the way that we would like but your actions prove that they are listening. Together we can make a difference.


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