New MCB complaint over Panorama

The Muslim Council of Britain says it is to write to the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit about an edition of the current affairs programme Panorama. The announcement came after the editor of Panorama rejected an MCB objection that the programme was “deeply unfair”.

Panorama had quoted one of its founders as saying the body was “in denial” about extreme views among its members. The MCB said it was at the “forefront” of criticising extremism and it was “not satisfied” with the response. In its original complaint, the MCB claimed editors “deliberately garbled” interviews with Muslims in the programme.

BBC News, 30 September 2005