和平佔中要求英國廣播公司(BBC)收回誤導報道之聲明

[ 和平佔中聲明 2014年11月2日 ]

和平佔中要求BBC收回誤導報道

 

我們了解並肯定BBC已經修改原先有誤導性的報道,不過,我們相信有關報道(文字及錄像)仍然有以下與事實不符之處:

 

1. 雖然未有直接描述,但報道仍然暗示和平佔中在籌劃和組織過程中得到外力「支援」,仍未有澄清這是否等於小如提供訓練手冊(實為上網下載輕易取得)、大至大額資助或任何中間其他情況。

 

2. 報道指出「與臨時發動的示威大相徑庭,約兩年前有關示威在香港早有計劃,在挪威的會議中這是公開的秘密。」事實上,和平佔中籌劃歷時不到兩年,絕無「公開秘密」的情況,根本是公眾已知的完全公開資訊。

 

3. 報道指楊建利「曾與香港學生每天溝通」。我們不知道楊建利與誰溝通,但正如我們早前聲明,我們並無與楊建利接觸。有數以千計的學生在香港街頭,楊建利或許有接觸部份學生,但對此報道而言根本毫無關連。

 

我們也留意到Kuenssberg女士的錄像報道縱使充滿漏洞和錯誤,卻仍然存留在網站而未經修正。BBC應盡快刪除有關錄像。

 

縱使有關報道虛假並引致混淆、誤導和容易遭誤解,但BBC仍表示其維護有關報道,英國廣播公司此舉並無正確回應全球觀眾、資深新聞從業員及學者就有關報道的具體關注。事實上,全球已有超過1300人聯署要求BBC收回有關報道。我們相信收回報道才是正確的處理方法。

 

[ 事件詳情 http://on.fb.me/1vwRaq5 ]

 

 

[ OCLP Statement 2 Nov 2014 ]

OCLP urges BBC to retract misleading report

 

We note and appreciate that edits and corrections have been made to the original story. However, we believe the reports (print and video) are still inaccurate in a number of ways:

 

1. Without saying so directly, the story still implies OCLP was planned and organized with outside "support", without clarity on whether this means sharing a training handbook (easily downloaded online), large-scale funding, or anything in between.

 

2. The report says that "far from being impromptu demonstrations, it is an open secret at this meeting in Norway that plans were hatched in Hong Kong for the demonstrations nearly two years ago." Actually, the fact that OCLP has been planned for nearly two years is not and never was an "open secret". It is public knowledge.

 

3. The report says Yang Jianli "has been talking to the Hong Kong students on a daily basis." We do not know with whom he has been communicating, but as we have previously stated, we have not been in touch with him. There are thousands of students on the street in Hong Kong, and the fact that Mr Yang may be talking to some of them is in fact irrelevant to your story's claims.

 

We also note the video report filed by Ms Kuenssberg remains online and unchanged, though it is riddled with inaccuracies. It should be removed as soon as possible.

 

The BBC has said it stands by the story, despite these inaccuracies. This is disingenuous and leaves the story muddled, misleading and open to misinterpretation. The corporation has failed to adequately address the specific concerns raised by viewers, experienced journalists and scholars around the world. In fact more than 1300 people from around the world have signed a petition asking the BBC to retract the story. We believe this would be the right thing to do.

 

[ more details - http://on.fb.me/1vwRaq5 ]