A debacle with sports host Gary Lineker has sparked a furious debate about free speech and impartiality at the BBC. Plus, what could AI mean for media?
The BBC’s suspension of Gary Lineker, a famous footballer turned broadcaster, over a tweet comparing the United Kingdom’s new immigration bill to Nazi Germany in the 1930s, exposes double standards in British journalism and politics.
Myria Georgiou – Professor, LSE
William Turvill – Media correspondent, New Statesman
Ash Sarkar – Contributing editor, Novara Media
Martin Bell – Former correspondent, BBC News
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Afghan journalists are paying with their lives in the power struggle between the Taliban and ISIL (ISIS). Producer Flo Phillips looks at the targeted explosion marking Afghanistan’s National Journalism Day.
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Are you OK with AI? Artificial intelligence isn’t exactly new, but it’s been having a blockbuster few months with the continued development of software that can do more than respond to instructions. Producer Ahmed Madi explains the potential of AI and how it can change the media you consume.
Jon Christian – Managing editor, Futurism
Melissa Heikkilä – Senior reporter, MIT Technology Review
Pranav Dixit – Tech reporter, BuzzFeed News