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BBC Newsnight accused over failure to interview any BAME guests for a week

‘Shocking’ lack of racial diversity and women across UK journalism reported by survey in wake of Black Lives Matter protestsBBC Newsnight went an enti

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BBC Newsnight went an entire week without featuring a single live interview with a guest from a minority ethnic background, according to an analysis of national media output.

All 17 individuals interviewed live on the flagship current affairs programme during one week in mid-July were white, according to a survey conducted by the Women in Journalism group amid the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

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