While the BBC legacy media and government talking heads bemoan the incarceration of…
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has returned to Iran prison:
… Melanie Shaw has been in mostly solitary confinement in Gulag UK…
UK Column Shop: Melanie Shaw Postcards:
Any UK citizen is our concern and their release from foreign incarceration must be investigated. But, who has Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe worked for? Reuters? The BBC? Why is it her husband is persistently on the BBC? Perhaps she is, he is, authentic and representing a genuinely sad situation, but why is Melanie Shaw in a UK jail? Where is her public spokes person? Where is Melanie’s Wikipedia entry?
From ‘good old reliable’ Wikipedia:
‘Zaghari-Ratcliffe used to work for the international charity the BBC World Service Trust (now called BBC Media Action)…’
Let’s look at BBC Media Action:
Transforming lives through media?
BBC Media Action is so arrogant and sure of itself that they even tell us what they are doing. Juliette Harkin, former BBC Media Action Project Manager and an expert on Syria states… “we [BBC Media Action] worked in 2004 with individuals within the [Syrian] ministry who wanted change and tried to get them to be the drivers of that. All media development work that has been done within Syria has, in my opinion, been predicated upon this idea that there can be change from within – you have an authoritarian regime and you find who the reformers are within that [regime] and work with them…”
Imagine, if we had an Iranian or Russian or Syrian or foreign national acting with this agenda within the UK. Would our government welcome and embrace them? Unlikely.
When will the BBC highlight Melanie Shaw’s case? I suspect no time soon.