BBC training told journalists to lobby MPs on transgender rights

BBC training instructed journalists to lobby politicians and protest for trans rights, raising questions about impartiality.

Trainee journalists were told to use their “magical ally powers” to “influence politicians” and change the minds of the media in favour of rights for people who wish to change gender.

One journalist who attended the training session, run by a trans group, said that it conflicted with the BBC’s code on impartiality and left him questioning whether he was being instructed to break those rules.

Stephen Nolan, a BBC presenter who revealed the training on his show, said that corporation staff “are not protesters, they are journalists”, adding: “If these new impressionable young trainees are being told at the beginning of their BBC careers to be lobbyists, how is your news impartial?”

Source: BBC training told journalists to lobby MPs on transgender rights

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