Monday, 22 June 2009

Ekskuzo de BBC la News Letter:

The BBC has apologised after Irish language activists and Sinn Fein complained about a comment by one of its political correspondents during Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun's European election victory speech.

As Ms de Brun, who made history for Sinn Fein by topping the poll, spoke in Irish, the BBC lowered the volume on the televised speech and political correspondent Gareth Gordon said: "I'll say something in English until she says something in English."

Janet Muller of the Irish language umbrella organisation Pobal accused the BBC of "doubly breaking its commitments to representation of the Irish language on the airwaves"...

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