Radio Times: BBC Admits Broadcasting Fake News


The BBC faked scenes for a new documentary, sparking a controversy that follows previous revelations about faked sequences involving a tame wolf and Mongolian camel herders.

The Radio Times reports:

The BBC has admitted that a scene from the documentary Human Planet featuring tribal people building treehouses was faked.

In one episode of the series, which aired in 2011, the Korowai people of Papua New Guinea are seen constructing treehouses high in the jungle canopy.

However, during the making of a new BBC2 documentary, My Year with the Tribe, it emerged that the scene had been staged by tribal people “for the benefit of overseas programme makers”.

A statement made by the BBC says that since the documentary was broadcast, the broadcaster has strengthened its “editorial guidelines, standards and values” for factual filmmakers.

Read more at the Radio Times


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