The BBC and all other UK radio and TV stations are refusing to broadcast the DEC Appeal For Gaza. So it falls to the blogosphere to get the news out. Please consider donating to the cause, and pass on the URL to others.
Action Aid, the British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International UK, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Save the Children and Tearfund are among the agencies affiliated to DEC, which is a politically-neutral organisation.
The BBC has explained its decision here, mentioning that it has been a UK-wide media blackout and that it “wanted to avoid compromising public confidence in its impartiality”. Given that the BBC were not exactly impartial over the Darfur appeal, it makes you wonder just whom they’re trying to appear impartial to? Certainly not the UK….