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Demand reconsideration by the B.B.C. to make Hugh Edwards main presenter

Submitted on Sunday 4th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Demand reconsideration by the B.B.C. to make Hugh Edwards main presenter

Additional Information

The B.B.C. have announced that Hugh Edwards their main news presenter is to front the Olympic broadcast
We the undersigned believe it is the wrong choice to make given Mr.Edwards current and past position within the B.B.C.
He has in the past year alone been associated worldwide with Floods,Earthquakes,Famine and numerous war situations.
Because of the negativity surrounding these reports.
Television is a visual medium and his face will bring many more bad memories than good to many peoples in many countries around the world.
We believe there are many more presenters who are capable of doing the Job and request the government to persuade the B.B.C. to change their minds in favour of a more positive face.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

This a matter for the BBC.

It is a long-standing principle that the Government does not interfere in programme matters, either on arrangements for scheduling or on content. It is important to maintain the principle of freedom of expression which political interference could undermine.

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