BBC training of Iraqi journalists mentioned at the UK Iraq Inquiry.

Posted: 05 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"At yesterday’s hearing of the Iraq Inquiry, current Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn, who previously served as International Development Secretary and as a minister in the Home Office, described how the BBC World Service Trust had been involved in training journalists in Iraq after the fall of Saddam: '[T]he work we did with the BBC World Service Trust training journalists, because that was a whole new world for them, trying to report on what was happening, so people have information to enable the fledgling Iraqi democracy to function.'" Laura Oliver, journalism.co.uk, 3 February 2010.