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That looks like a really good movie. Now on BBC News it is time for

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Welcome to Newswatch. Coming up shortly, it is almost goodbye to

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one old friend, 100 more days of built up to a certain sporting

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event, and 100 years since the Tanit when -- since the Titanic

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went down, more criticism that the BBC went overboard on the

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anniversary. Some types of complaint keep recurring, the

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perceived tendency of the news channel to stay with one big story

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for too long to the exclusion of all others, and the allegation of

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too much graphic detail being given about crimes and natural disasters.

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A third objection is that BBC News provides publicity for criminals

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justifying their actions. Another charge is that of too many report

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has been sent on location, sometimes interviewing one another.

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On Monday, or four accusations were being levelled about the same event.

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The trial of the man who killed 77 people in Norway last July was

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always going to attract worldwide attention. It is likely to last 10

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weeks, but by mid-morning on the first day many viewers had had

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enough after the prosecution lifted -- listed the victims and how they

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Andrew Taylor asked, what information and relevance to we

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gain from this ceaseless barrage of death delivered monotone by a

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translator? Has nothing of note happened elsewhere in the last 24

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hours? Although some of the most distressing detail and testimony

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was not broadcast, others subjected to the repeated use of the far

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right salute seen in court and be in the wake of coverage served as a

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It was a danger acknowledged in a conversation on Monday between Jon

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Sopel and Oslo and one of his guests. The get the impression that

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he is relishing this, that this is exactly what he wants, to be able

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to stand up in court. We are giving him the microphone that he wants.

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On Monday and Tuesday's lunchtime news, Jon Sopel had another

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interviewee, BBC colleague Matthew Has BBC News devoted too many

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resources Adalat too much airtime to the trial of Anders Breivik? --

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and allowed. And joined by the control of the BBC News Channel,

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and in our studio in Jersey is one of the viewers who contacted us

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this week. What did you make of the coverage of this event? Why it

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concerned me greatly, and it is no fault of you as the transmitters of

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what is being purveyed in the court, but it is the prosecution case has

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put forward in its explaining in graphic detail the entry and exit

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When's of all the injuries inflicted by Anders Breivik on his

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hapless victims. -- war wounds. I felt it went too far when it was

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repeated time and again. Was too graphic. And was it too much in

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terms of the sheer volume of coverage as well? Well, the total

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coverage, I understand it is a big news case, and you have got a

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present outside the court building. I would have thought it may have

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been better, once we had two or three descriptions of the injuries

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inflicted on the victims, it may have been better to move to the

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outside presenter so that he could have finished off with a summary of

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what was going on in the court house behind him. Kevin Bakhurst,

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too much detail about the injuries, and necessary detail. I think Mr

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Russell obviously has a point. I think the details were quite

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upsetting. However, they were as laid out by the prosecution, pretty

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straightforward medical details, although the story of each

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individual victim is obviously incredibly sad. The difficulty was,

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for us, we did consider this during the reading out of this, is to you

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look like you are devaluing some of the individual victims by coming

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out after three or four and sane, we have had enough of that? Each

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individual story, you know, adds to the understanding of what this

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killer carried out. Colin Russell, you think there is a danger that by

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giving so much attention that you are actually giving this dreadful

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person the oxygen of publicity? Well, I think that is a danger that

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you are fuelling his desire for the oxygen that he requires to actually

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put his very perverted agenda across that he feels he is acting

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in his own deluded way in the best interests of his country. Another

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viewer has complained to us about you taking a still image of the

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right-wing summit and, as he says, turning it into an iconic image.

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did not create an iconic image. He did that in court for the first two

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days, and it was an image that was picked up by almost every media

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organisation, because it was one of the iconic images of him in court.

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The viewers and the audience are extremely well-informed,

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intelligent. They can listen to the accounts of what he did, they can

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see the way he behaves in court, and I have confident they can make

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their own judgment about what kind of individual he is. Another dealer

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has complained about BBC reporters interviewing each other. -- another

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viewer. They are surprised it is still going on in straitened times.

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Well, we have three reporters there, Jon Sopel, Matthew Price and Steve

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Rosenberg. Jon Sopel was doing all the live coverage for the news

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channel and BBC World, and by having him presenting it meant we

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could do a joint service for BBC World, so that was the most

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efficient way of doing it. Matthew Price was doing the packages for

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the news bulletins, which means he cannot do live coverage and after

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hour. We would not have been able to do the same the original events.

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He has been back to Norway to talk to families who had an interest in

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it, and he has an ongoing interest and understanding of the story

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itself and good relationships with many of the people involved and

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affected. I was keen that his understanding should be brought to

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the story. Colin Russell, what have you made of the case that Kevin

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Bakhurst has put, and how would you like to see the BBC cover the rest

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of this trial, which is expected to last as much as 10 weeks? A Well, I

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mean, I appreciate Kevin's explanation as to the coverage, but

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it still goes down... I am also concerned that he is talking about

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an iconic image. It is dangerous to have an iconic image of the likes

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of Anders Breivik. If anything, he should be consigned to the bins of

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history, because that is where he belongs. He does not need this...

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It is this sort of attention, this is why he went to create his

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notoriety about such a callous act. He knew that this is how the media

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would react, and we are feeding that desire to achieve his aims.

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Colin Russell, in our Jersey Studio, thank you very much. Also thank you

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to Kevin Bakhurst. This week's of the analogue signal being turned up

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in London and the surrounding areas, one of the last of the switchover.

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One consequence was that those affected will no longer be able to

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use Ceefax, broadcast on the analogue signal. It has allowed

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viewers to see facts since 1974. It is a source of nostalgia for many,

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and Kevin Wright called us with this play. Will somebody reconsider

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the abolition of the Ceefax pages? I am housebound, there are

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thousands and thousands of others like that, no paper deliveries in

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this area, so please, please reconsider the abolition of it,

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because I do rely on it so much. chance of the decision being

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reversed, I am afraid, but then maybe some words of comfort written

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by the editor of the BBC News It is still produced by the

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editorial team which has long provided Ceefax and the BBC News

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website. Whether you are still trying to get tickets to see Usain

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Bolt or have booked your summer holiday to avoid the whole thing,

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it can scarcely be aware that the London Olympics are looming. On

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Wednesday, BBC News reported there were just 100 days to go and tell

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the sporting extravaganza. Andy Smerdon is one of a number of

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viewers who have written to us It is a subject I am sure we will

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be returning to. Before we go, let's revisit one of last week's

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topics. You may remember that several viewers felt they had been

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too much coverage marking 100 years since the Titanic set sail. On

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Sunday, the anniversary of the sinking, it emerged that Andrew

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Marr agreed with those objections. We have had films, mini-series,

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cruises, pop art magazines. We have been treating this like a national

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celebration. Are we going to be doing is for fatal air crashes in

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future? I may be alone in his, but I think it has been sorted and

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tasteless and very dull, and I hope that after the day we hear nothing

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more about this sad story except from the driest of dry historians.

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Do you are not alone, Andrew. call for help this time, but the

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sound of remembrance. A number of viewers contacted us on Sunday, I

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objecting to what they saw as a deluge of Titanic related items.

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