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The BBC vs Gary Lineker: An own goal?

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A debacle with sports presenter Gary Lineker sparks a furious debate over free speech and fairness on the BBC. Also, what could AI mean for the media?

The BBC’s suspension of Gary Lineker, a well-known footballer-turned-broadcaster, for a tweet comparing the UK’s new immigration law to 1930s Nazi Germany is exposing double standards in journalism and british politics.

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William Turvill – media correspondent, New Statesman
Ash Sarkar – Contributing Editor, Novara Media
Martin Bell – Former correspondent, BBC News

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