Iran news: BBC faces backlash over Iran agreement (Image: REX/PA)
The BBC has allegedly agreed to not share reporting materials it gathers in Iran on its Persian language channel, BBC Persia. In emails obtained by the Huffington Post, staffers within the organisation have stated their displeasure at the decision. Moreover, an internal memo stated that BBC staff must not publish material from foreign correspondent, Martin Patience and his team on any BBC Persia channels.
As reported by the Huffington Post, the email stated: “It is absolutely imperative that none of their material is run on BBC Persian TV, Radio or Online now or in the future.
“That includes any official BBC Persian social feed retweeting or forwarding the coverage.
“Please do not use the material and stories produced in Iran on any platform or in any format.”
Despite revealing the internal memo it has not been confirmed who at the BBC agreed to those supposed terms.
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Iran news: Staff members have criticised the decision (Image: REX)
The alleged agreement follows after Mr Patience entered the country last week, with the correspondent tweeting that they were given “rare access” but also said that there were “some restrictions on our movements”.