The BBC’s Colombo Correspondent Anbarasan Ethirajan sings the usual tune “Independent journalists are not allowed to enter the war zone” while, on the same page, at the top, it reads “Close-up View: The BBC’s Charles Haviland on the frontline of the Sri Lankan War.”
So, being on the frontline is not enough? Do they want to pick up a gun too?
This appeared on the 1st of May, and I checked the calendar to see of the BBC has moved the April Fool’s Day by a month. Nope, they haven’t.
Then I realised, BBC aren’t independent, and they seem to publicly agree!