Are the UK and US Suing for Divorce?

January 15, 2020

Interviewed by The Sunday Times, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace explained that, following the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3, the UK now intends to abandon its traditional alliance with the US. Complaining about US President Donald Trump’s...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The Key to Being “Flexible”

December 14, 2017

The tip of the iceberg can get unbearably hot for people in flexible jobs. The BBC reports on a very serious study of sexual harassment in the “flexible” workplace, and in particular for women working in restaurants. “Two in five women in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual...

Suu Kyi Continues Denial of Rohingya Abuses

April 07, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi continued a pattern of denial and unwillingness to criticize the Myanmar military over crimes against the Rohingya.  In a rare interview with an international news network, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi downplayed atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in the...

The Making of BBC’s Planet Earth

February 27, 2017

The newest technology and intimate storytelling combine to bring us the most cinematic nature documentary to date. There is a good reason why Sir David Attenborough—Britain’s undisputed national treasure—has more titles following his name than one could possibly remember. His voice has...

BBC and India’s Problematic Romance

June 24, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Bureau Chief of BBC New Delhi Sir Mark Tully. The relationship between the Indian public and the government has often been fraught with tension. During such times, foreign broadcasters like the BBC have found it easier to make...

India’s Daughter: New Delhi’s Fraught Relationship With the BBC

March 06, 2015

India's government has always been highly sensitive to the way its country is depicted in British media. India’s Daughter, a documentary about the gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi, is a truly shocking piece of television. With its interviews with rapists, policemen and others,...

The BBC is Whitewashing Britain’s Failures in Afghanistan

November 18, 2014

John Simpson's description of Afghanistan's progress couldn't be further from the truth. On October 27, the BBC Today Programme broadcast the following exchange between presenter Justin Webb and John Simpson, the BBC’s world affairs editor, about the official end of British combat operations...