BBC told to say sorry for ‘fabricated’ Bangalore footage

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    LONDON: The BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, has sought an apology from the makers of BBC Panorama documentary for using allegedly Bangalore-based footage that has turned out to be 'fabricated' following complaints and an inquiry.

    The trust said that the BBC must say sorry to clothes major Primark over the scene broadcast in the Panorama documentary shown in June 2008, which alleged that child labour was being used to manufacture products for Primark.

    The trust today said it was "more likely than not" that the scene, which showed three boys "testing the stitching" on Primark clothes, was "not genuine".

    It also apologised to Primark and the audience for a "rare lapse in quality".

    The trust stressed that programme makers had found evidence that child labour was being used.

    Primark fired three Indian suppliers after a six-month Panorama investigation found they had sub-contracted smaller firms which had used children to finish goods.

    The documentary, Primark: Behind the Label, shown on 23 June 2008, included undercover footage of three boys in a Bangalore workshop "testing" Primark brown vest tops to make sure that sequins would not fall off.

    The trust, investigating a complaint by Primark that the scene was not genuine, examined original tapes and witness evidence.

    Discrepancies included the use of large needles on intricate stitching, and the fact that there were no other Primark tops other than the three being worked on by the boys, the trust said in its report.

    BBC told to say sorry for ‘fabricated’ Bangalore footage - The Times of India
     
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    They should apologize through BBC channel itself so that naive and ignorant viewers don't remain in the dark in this matter.
     

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