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tighter checks entering the Schengen zone. At 10pm the Fiona Bruce will

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be up with a -- with headlines but News Watch.

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Welcome To News Watch. Coming Up. The Horror Of Paris Attacks What

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Challenges Did Bbc News Face In Conveying The Drama And The Facts Of

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What Happened Last Friday Night? We Be Hearing What Questions You Had

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About The Coverage And How The Bbc Decided What To Show On Its

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Bulletins. It was at around 9pm last Friday evening that reports began to

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emerge of what proved to be the most complex and fast moving operation

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BBC News has faced this year. Tim Wilcox was presenting on the News

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Channel at that time. We start now with breaking news. Reports are

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coming in of an attack, or possibly several attacks in Paris. Reports

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are talking out -- about a burst of gunfire. With meets to discuss the

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programme about this coverage is the BBC controller Gavin Allen and we

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will also be hearing from one of the viewers who's been in touch with us

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over the past few days, Richard Callan who's in Oxford. Gavin, can

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you tell us about the priorities that the BBC had any major aftermath

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of these attacks. It was a remarkably confused picture

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initially. Obviously, the key priority is to tell people what we

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know and what has happened to the best of our knowledge at that stage

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and it was unfolding as each hour and minute went on. But also what we

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didn't know, because you leak to lots of conclusions. And different

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attacks. The priority was getting people who were there and getting

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our own people to Paris and making sure that anyone we did get to Paris

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was entirely safe, knew the risks and we had back-up. Where the big

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issues now is fitted. A lot of mobile phone British get uploaded

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onto social media, and there's also the concern about showing disturbing

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imagery without warning. How did you deal with this? It's not unique to

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Paris. So many people witnessed so many events. We need verification

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and assessing it. When are we broadcasting? Is it appropriate is

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it required? Does it help us understand what's happening? Lets

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get some reactions from our viewers. Some of you said, congratulations,

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who e-mailed. Others had their reservations and here are some

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selections of your thoughts. Paris is on a knife edge. A city where a

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silent vigil suddenly transforms into a screaming stampede. There's

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been no doubting the sense of fear. Extensive portrayal of that fear

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over many hours of airtime could have had a negative effect. It may

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be gratifying to terrorists to see how much beer they've done it. Not

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just directly to the victims, but how much they are impacting on a

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wider society. That would have given them a great deal of satisfaction is

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and deal their actions were worthwhile. That's the sort of

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impact they want to have. This man had other concerns. Events in Paris

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have been horrific and I don't want in any way to diminish or belittle

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that. My concern is that there seems to be a morbid curiosity of

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reporters pursuing witnesses immediately afterwards about their

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emotions. What must you be going through? I think that could be left

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for some time afterwards. Is no surprise that the story this size

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received worldwide airtime, but there were discussions about suicide

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bombings in Lebanon getting lost. Richard, can you tell us what your

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concern was the tone of the coverage? I think I agreed with

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several of the comments there and I'm concerned that the quantity of

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coverage suggests that Western lives lost our more important the lives

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lost in other parts of the world. I'm thinking of Pakistan, Nigeria.

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Places which have greater resonance for some of the communities most at

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risk of radicalisation in this country, and that amount of coverage

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can then reinforce ids within those communities that Muslim lives are

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not valued as much, which then actually increases the risk of

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radicalisation. So, I think we have to be careful to be proportionate in

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our reporting of loss of life around the world. Cabin. . It's a difficult

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balance. You can't conduct your news on different countries. It has TB a

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judgment based on the impact of any given incident.

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a knock-on effect. Not just in families in Paris but migration

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policy, intelligence failures, and a whole host of other areas to

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explore. It doesn't mean we wouldn't cover other disasters or tragedies.

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Richard, did you worry about fear and panic and the amount of coverage

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was given? If very little was said in a Western media is about these

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events, then I could imagine that the leadership of IES Mack -- Isis

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would be disappointed. They rely on it to recruit by spreading fear and

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terror. Absolutely, I think we have to be careful we don't do their job

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for them. Gavin, lots were concerned about the idea that

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some of the timing of the coverage focused on there, and there could be

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seen to fuel the panic. I think at the end of this, an incident in

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which 120 people are killed in the middle of the capital city, it's not

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the coverage of that is going to lead to fear increasing, it's the

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attacks themselves. I think we've got to be responsible restrained in

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how we tell these stories, how we tell the background, the impact to

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what happened, and hear eyewitness accounts. It's reflecting the fact

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that there is fear, not creating fear. Lets get a taste of some of

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the coverage and different reactions to aspects of it. It's been a week

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of high emotions and BBC News conveyed the strength of feelings in

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a number of ways such as this montage showing on Monday morning.

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Another impact concern me, the use of a montage with some very morbid

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piano music. It sounded more like a dreadful soap for the real events

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that had happened. Reporting has been demanding emotionally and

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sometimes the effect on BBC staff was clear. And the grief and anger

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of Parisien 's was on display to the regrets. Much more factual reporting

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a less impact on how it had affected very individuals could have been

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better. And it would have been kinder to those individuals. I do

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question as to how much focusing on those raw emotions will of made it

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worse for them. Richard, can we talk about these views on how emotion was

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covered in news and sentimentality. We heard that clip from the

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breakfast News montage. What are your thoughts about this kind of

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coverage? There's a danger of the invasion of privacy at this time is

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when you are looking for people's reactions and immediate emotions,

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and then I think that can easily move on to making it into a drama,

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and something that becomes, for some people, entertainment. It becomes

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gripping. They want to watch it. It looks a little bit like some of the

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dramas we might watch on television anyway. And I think we need to avoid

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sensationalising, or making news such as this into an appealing drama

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that people are going to have some sort of morbid interest in. Morbid

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interest. That music blog overlays images! I take the points about it

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becomes entertaining or drama. I think it was compelling, and I don't

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think it is necessarily a bad thing that is compelling. It's the chance

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to reflect on individuals. The danger is of that we talk of

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geopolitics, instead of individuals who have been injured or killed. By

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speaking to people who are there at the same, or families of those who

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have died, I think you get a greater picture of the sense of the tragedy,

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actually. Because it has impacted on real, individual people. Lex end

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with one will clip featuring a letter written by the husband of one

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of the victims. He read out his letter to a BBC camera on Wednesday

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leading to a large response on Twitter. On Friday night you stole

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away the life of a acceptable being. The love of my life, the mother of

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my son. Of course, I am devastated with grief, I give you that tidy

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victory, but it will be a short-term grief. I know we will join us every

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day. And I will find her a game in Paradise a free souls which you will

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never have access to. -- again. That's all we have time for. Do call

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us with your news and views on a number above.

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In Sportsday we hear from Eddie Jones.

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