Sunday, June 09, 2013

TV coverage of The Twelfth

On the back of a post by Sammy McNally over on the BangorDub blog, I wrote on Slugger O'Toole last night about the TV coverage of The Twelfth parades.

I suggesting that while a complaint about BBC NI's live coverage of the 2012 parade was not found by the BBC Trust to have breached editorial impartiality guidelines, there is a lack of critical analysis and context in programming around the Orangefest season.
The richness and history of the parade and associated events – mundane and controversial – are reduced to moving images of the same city centre parade, from the same vantage point, geographically, culturally, historically and politically.

As you'd imagine the post has thus far generated a wide range of comments!

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