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   The BBC's responses to editorial, technical and corporate issues.
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   This page includes apologies, significant corrections, statements and responses. It does not include routine corrections to news stories, minor on-air apologies and schedule changes.

   Corrections and clarifications are published in the order that they were issued.
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   World at One, Tuesday 2 February 2021

   We said Israel had vaccinated 5 million people with the Pfizer jab and that a million of these had had two doses.

   In fact, more than 5 million doses of vaccine had been given to Israeli citizens. Over 3 million people had received the first dose of the vaccine at that point and over 2 million the second.

   01/03/2021
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Midday Bulletin

   BBC Radio 4, 6 February 2021

   We reported that it was the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. As the Queen acceded the throne in 1952, this was in fact the 69th anniversary.

   01/03/2021
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   BBC News Channel, Friday 23 July 2020

   We referred to George Floyd’s death as occurring during an encounter with white police officers. The officer who knelt on his neck is white, but two of the other three involved are not.

   01/03/2021
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Andrew Marr

   BBC One, 19 April 2020

   We referred to the Black Death, which it’s estimated killed millions of people in medieval times, as a virus. In fact it was a bacterial infection.

   01/03/2021
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   BBC News Persian, 19 October 2018

   In 2018 BBC News Persian published an article (in Persian) which used an inappropriate word to refer to homosexuality. This word should not have been used and the article has now been corrected. We apologise for the offence caused.

   11/02/2021
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Dateline London

   BBC News Channel, 16 January 2021

   We suggested that under the Oslo Accords, Palestinian healthcare is ultimately the responsibility of the Israeli government.

   Although there is a wider dispute over the issue, the Accords - which Israel signed with the Palestine Liberation Organisation - give the Palestinian Authority oversight of public health under the principles of self-determination.

   09/02/2021
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News bulletin

   BBC Radio 4, 13 January 2021

   We said proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act in England and Wales would outlaw the practice of detaining people 'for simply having autism or another learning disability.'

   We should have said 'autism or a learning disability.'

   29/01/2021
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   BBC News online, 25 January 2021

   We used the term ‘IRA veteran’ to describe Eamon McCourt’s long involvement in Irish republicanism. We accept that this shorthand formulation could be misinterpreted and it has now been amended for clarity. Mr McCourt is now described as an ‘IRA man’ in our online news report. Related social media posts have also been updated.

   We understand the sensitivities around Troubles’ issues and legacies, including in relation to terminology. Much of this can be contested. No offence was intended and we regret any misunderstanding or upset that may have been caused.

   27/01/2021
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Today

   BBC Radio 4, 20 January 2021

   In a discussion about the impact Donald Trump has had on populist politics a contributor referred to the role played by the Tea Party, ConservativeHome ‘and other similar movements’.

   ConservativeHome has been in touch to make clear the company is a media outlet, staffed by journalists who write about the Conservative Party and Conservative politics, that it is not a ‘movement’ and it is not in any way equivalent to or similar to the Tea Party or any ‘other similar movements’.

   20/01/2021
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Talkback

   BBC Radio Ulster, 5 January 2021

   During a discussion on 5 January about how different governments have responded to Covid-19 we made an inaccurate estimate of Israel’s population and the number of its citizens who have received a Covid-19 vaccine. For clarity, Israel has a population of around 9 million, not six million as we had suggested. And around one fifth of Israeli citizens have received a Covid-19 vaccine at this stage - which is lower than the one third total we had mentioned.

   We note that whilst there has been some dispute about the Israeli government’s responsibility for vaccinating Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, those Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem, or who hold Israeli citizenship, are covered by the roll-out of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. This distinction was not made clear in the brief exchanges between contributors on this issue - all of which took place in the context of other media reports about the speed, extent and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccinations in Israel, relative to elsewhere.

   12/01/2021
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Today

   BBC Radio 4, 31 December 2020

   A contributor said in response to a question from a listener that people with allergies who carry an Epipen can’t have the Pfizer vaccine.

   However the MHRA had revised its guidance on the Pfizer jab which now says: "Anyone with a previous history of allergic reactions to the ingredients of the vaccine should not receive it, but those with any other allergies such as a food allergy can now have the vaccine."

   07/01/2021
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Bargain Hunt

BBC One, 19 June 2020

   In this episode contestants were required to buy a Victorian item. A ring bought by the red team was adjudged to have been made in 1951 and was disqualified from the competition. It was subsequently confirmed that the ring did in fact date from 1891, which likely affected the outcome of the contest.

   06/01/2021
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   BBC News channel, 14 December 2020

   We said a train had nearly hit two cars on a Norfolk level crossing three weeks ago in our introduction to the official findings. We were a year out. It was on 24 November 2019 that the automatic barriers, near New Rackheath, went up by mistake.

   05/01/2021

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