(LifeSiteNews) – BBC News announced that it will receive from taxpayers an extra £4 million, or about $5.4 million, “to help counter disinformation about the Ukraine war.”
“The BBC made the request for the money, which will also be used by the Ukrainian and Russian language services to cover urgent and unexpected costs,” the news organization first announced on March 23.
“The BBC has seen a big demand for clear, fact-based, impartial journalism to counter disinformation, and our teams are working around the clock to bring people the very best independent journalism,” BBC’s director general Tim Davie said in the article. “This funding will also help us with the immediate need to support staff who have been displaced, many of whom are continuing to work and provide vital expertise to the whole of the BBC.”
We must pray for peace at this time where war has broken out between Russia and Ukraine.
This sudden escalation in hostilities, since Russia declared support for the independence of two ethnic-Russian parts of Ukraine, is tragic.
We must pray for an end to the armed conflict and that it does not devolve into world war.
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Thousands have already died, lost homes and are suffering the ravages of war. The only real peace comes from Jesus Christ and in Him alone can we find truth and true peace.
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The news company had suspended its work after the Kremlin instituted a law to punish anyone who spread “fake” or “false news,” according to The Epoch Times.
“The BBC will ensure that audiences in the region can continue to access independent news reporting in the face of systemic propaganda from a dictator waging war on European soil,” Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said, according to BBC.