BBC changes position on electoral coverage
Sinn Fein has welcomed the decision of the BBC to modify its
position relating to election coverage in the light of a Sinn
Fein court challenge.
On Wednesday, Sinn Fein launched High Court proceedings in
Belfast challenging the manner in which the BBC were covering
the Assembly election campaign.
South Belfast Sinn Fein Representative Alex Maskey said: "It
was clear that the guidelines they were using discriminated
against the republican electorate.
"Yesterday the judge told the BBC to give their position
mature reflection overnight. This morning they returned to the
court and agreed to modify their position regarding election
"In light of this the case against the BBC would not proceed
any further. However we will continue to monitor election
coverage closely during the campaign and we will not hesitate
to challenge overt discrimination again."