Quite remarkable.

BBC Media Action and BBC Arabic have produced two versions of the BBC’s Question Time, called Sa’at Hissab, in partnership with Tunisian television. The audience came to the studio in the hope that the BBC programme would give them an opportunity – for the first time ever – to question their politicians and officials.

Wonder will it be less pro Islamist than UK Question Time? I doubt it…

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  1. RGH says:

    The following assumption evidences the sense of utter entitlement of the BBC as a ‘proper’ broadcaster.

    Talk about noblesse oblige.

    “Programme to support the transformation of Tunisian Television into a genuine public service broadcaster”

    Heaven help the Tunisian saps.


  2. Span Ows says:

    “I am grateful I was given the opportunity to participate, once again, in the production of the programme. I was very pleased to realise I had actively contributed to providing clarifications to Al Said channel’s production team who feared they could not reach up to the BBC team’s standards.”

    Well, they are starting pretty low so I guess they may not reach the BBC standards: the selected audience, the unbalanced panel, the grossly overrated and overpaid host, the interruptions to only one ‘wing’, the audience ‘plants’, 


  3. pounce_uk says:

    So in real bBC fashion I wonder if they will load the tunisian audience with Jews and Christians in which to give the impression that they make up the vast majority of the country. Who knows the bBC could start reporting on schools in the region by only airing pictures of white children in classes of how a white person was racially abused and god forbid the bBC could even start refering to Jesus Christ as the son of god (Which funny enough Muslims don’t believe in and is the sole reason why the bBC never mention it in the UK)


  4. Merlin says:

    Hi could anyone enlighten me as to who will be funding this? Will the locals in Tunisia be forced into funding it or face jail? Or will us British mugs be funding it out of our already criminal and tyrannical license fee, which is basically a free f88king dole cheque to every f88king left wing socialist Islamist tree hugger in Britain.


  5. David Preiser (USA) says:

    I guess this is what Paxman meant by expanding the World Service to help spread influence.


    • Merlin says:

      Aye, well I suppose ‘influence’ is one way of putting it David. In Scotland we would tend to adopt a more robust term the repeating of which here would be detrimental to the fine sensitivities  of the Biased BBC readers.


  6. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    So happy my license fee is being used to engage in political advocacy not only domestically, but abroad too.
    I’m just kidding – I don’t pay the BBC Television Tax.


  7. cjhartnett says:

    Shirley Williams and Shami Chakhrabhati in a twin burka, Tariq Ali, Inayat Bunglawala and Will al Hutton.
    A must to avoid.


  8. George R says:

    This all smacks of INBBC’s political transitional programme of converting Europe into Eurabia, in line with the E.U. project of Islamising Europe.

    Elements of the BBC pro-Islamic global empire, which we finance, will be increasingly lead by the ideology of Al Jazeera, (with which INBBC has more than a technical agreement), through the likes of Al Jazeera Islamic propagandist, Rageh OMAAR, commissioned by INBBC’s head of religion, Muslim, Aaqil Ahmed to make Islamic propaganda TV series for INBBC 2; note also the increasing ideological role played by INBBC Arabic TV service, based in the heart of the INBBC in Broadcasting House, London. 

    INBBC is doing the Muslim Brotherhood’s work for it.


    • George R says:

      A reminder of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’s ‘Project’ and transitional political programme of Islamic conquest, which INBBC is actively supporting, with our money:

      “The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Project’.”


    • Merlin says:

      I just wish that the people of this country could show some bloody backbone and refuse to be subjected to BBC tyranny and propaganda. All it would take is a few million to cancel their direct debits and we could get the ball rolling and ultimately be on to a winner. If only we could get a new party or new national voice that would stand up for the silent majority; Nick Griffin and Tommy Robinson are not the answer, we need a powerful intellect, a slight-of-right revolutionary who can muster the support of the right wing middle classes and centre-ground workers.  I’m praying that this person will come along in my lifetime.


  9. deegee says:

    Hate to be Devil’s Advocate but it seems to me that the professional media people in Tunisia may be the only ones able, however briefly, to challenge the Islamists. They were the one who organised the Arab Spring. The Brotherhood hitched a ride, so to speak.

    It is these relatively Westernised, educated, technologically experienced, Hollywood inspired who have a vested interest in democratising and secularising Tunisia. It is they who may challenge both the Government and the clerics.

    Even though the BBC’s track record in Britain is less than reassuring we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. 


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Who cares what the BBC’s track record is at home? This is the BBC deliberately getting involved in the politics of a foreign country, trying to influence outcomes. Whether or not their little hearts are in the right place is irrelevant.

      Would this be acceptable for Fox News as well?


      • Span Ows says:

        well said David. Your news that the BBC wa sgrowing it’s coverage in the US wa sscary enough but this is really dodgy. It could be something based on the Doha Debates (with the BBC ex Tim Sebastian) although with such direct BBC involvement the agenda will be set.


  10. Farmland Investment says:

    Absolutely correct.  Lets pray for the Tun isian people!


  11. London Calling says:

    Expecting any day the bBC to anounce the relocation of its Media Centre from Salford directly to Mecca, to cut down on travel expenses.


  12. Deborah says:

    This programme just sounds really really dangerous – the BBC is incapable of realising the trouble its interference can cause.  It has yet to admit it got the reporting of the events in Tahir Square wrong but internally they must begin to realise that it was not the street party its reporters gave the impression it was.


  13. George R says:

    And EGYPT.

    More joy for Islam Not BBc (INBBC) and its ‘Arab Spring’, as Muslim Brotherhood take over.

    We told you so.

    INBBC report:

    “Islamist elected speaker of Egypt’s upper house.”


    ‘Jihadwatch’ –

    Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt


  14. cjhartnett says:

    Tommy Robinson was only telling the truth on Channel 4 the other night wasn`t he?
    The BBC are the worst kind of hypocrite really-democracy for all and far away from their reception-but it`s all EU/Guardian slurry for us lot to paddle in, whilst they`re sorting out Russia, Syria, Egypt and the like.
    When the BBC can actually still do a balanced and informative programme using its Current Affairs Directorate-then it might have something helpful to say to the Tunisians.
    Until then-STFU, you Beeboid cretins!(As my son would put it!)