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Date of Publication: April 14
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: London, UK
An adviser to the United Nations hit out at the BBC for totally ignoring Western human rights abuses during a fierce debate on Newsnight on April 14.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, a current serving Environmental Advisor to the UN, said that the broadcaster’s framing of the debate was “not what [he had] expected” when he was asked to come on the show.
He claimed the choice to debate China’s human rights abuses whilst completely ignoring human rights abuses of the West was “absolutely bizarre”, and preceded to list America’s crimes as a case in point.
The interview was republished by the Global Commons Institute and you can watch it here.