Last December we pointed out here that the BBC’s profile of Hizballah has not been updated since July 2010 and therefore includes no information about that terror organisation’s involvement in the Syrian civil war, the murder of Rafik Hariri, its terror attacks and activities in Europe or its involvement in drug trafficking, among other things.
Over six months on, nothing has changed with regard to that BBC profile, which is the first result anyone searching the internet for the words ‘BBC’ and ‘profile Hizballah’ (or any other spelling of the name) will get.
With the European Union currently engaged in a protracted debate on the subject of the designation of Hizballah, that means that members of BBC audiences hoping to inform themselves with regard to the background of that discussion and to find up to date information about Hizballah will not be able to receive it via the organization which claims that its audiences “can expect the BBC to keep them in touch with what is going on in the world” and that it will “[e]nable individuals to participate in the global debate on significant international issues”.
For those readers who are looking for relevant and up to date information on the subject of Hizballah, the New Media desk of the IDF Spokesperson’s unit has recently launched a website dedicated to the subject.
The website is available here and it will be updated with new information as that becomes available. Some of the items already available include a report on Hizballah’s drug trafficking and money laundering activities and an article on Hizballah’s media activities.