On the DEC/BBC, a couple of links I should have included in the original post. First, if anyone wants to donate to the DEC gaza appeal: https://www.donate.bt.com/bt_form_gaza.html
If anyone wants to complain to the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complaints_stage1.shtml
The British International Development secretary, Douglas Alexander, yesterday expressed his ‘disappointment’ at the decision to refuse to broadcast the appeal in a letter to the BBC, ITV and Sky reports the Guardian.
The BBC’s Chief Operations Officer, Caroline Thompson, appeared on Newsnight on Thursday. Asked if the BBC would reconsider its decision she said they would, ‘If the situation changes..so that it stops being an issue of great controversy and it starts being a much more stable situation there’. Round May 2087 then.