BBC Journalist accuses Channels TV of editing interview with Femi Adesina

Channels TV has been accused of editing interview with Femi Adesina, just after the Presidential spokesperson got called out by BBC Journalist Anna Cunningham and AFP Journalist Phil Hazelwood. 

BBC Journalist accuses Channels TV of editing interview with Femi Adesina lailasnews


We reported yesterday that Femi Adesina who appeared as a guest on Channels TV, addressed the controversy surrounding the Metele Boko Haram attack which left over 100 Nigerian soldiers dead. Femi Adesina who is President Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity stated that all over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of casualties.

However after the claims was proven false which afterwards prompted many call out posts, BBC Journalist Anna Cunningham who led the call stated that she discovered this morning that Channels TV had edited the said interview on their YouTube page, and further cut off the part where Femi Adesina made the controversial statement.

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She wrote;

Strange @channelstv your YouTube version of @FemAdesina interview with disappearing words (that you yesterday quoted him as saying) has itself now disappeared. But here’s what I was talking about.

 

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  1. That is bad at the same time is for channel TV good.they dont want anything that will terminate there TV station because this is Nigeria where truth are hidden.as a TV station you have no right to edit or add anything to someone speech.

  2. Imaging how poor Nigeria is.how can a whole institute as a Television Channel someone elsewhere we have an access on your website to edit and publicized a false information about a said incident. This is very shameful .

  3. If this claim is true of BBC journalist, then this is not painting a good image of Channels TV, which is a reputable television.

  4. If it’s true that Channels TV edited the interview then that is not right atall, the general public has the right to know the truth

  5. Everybody keeps committing crime,channel TV what is your own now that is not what is expected of you trying to cover crime,if you have been paid for it just say no, remember you inform the public

  6. They are now playing politics with their integrity…too bad.best Tv channel for over 10yrs now…what is happening now? Has cworruption come to your doorsteps? Too bad.

  7. Why should they edit it,channels TV has been a station with credibility, they should not tarnish their image because of all these useless politician who are always telling lies

  8. Channels TV are no longer free and fair in dicharging their duties.. why will they edit such comment that would have exposed the lack of administrative know-how experience in this country.

  9. What do you have to such action….that basically means something fishy has taken place……is obvious their station couldn’t get or record that area.

  10. They are now playing politics with their integrity…too bad.best Tv channel for over 10yrs now…what is happening now? Has cworruption come to your doorsteps? Too bad.

  11. If this claim is true of BBC journalist, then this is not painting a good image of Channels TV, which is a reputable television.And I wonder why this should be happening.

  12. There is nothing hidden under the sun. This is how channels TV will edit themselves out of existence. They want to be in the good books of government.

  13. That’s why some people can authoritatively call this country a shit hole
    But editing that
    Our leaders are the shit ass
    They are messing up the place and now the media is playing to their tune
    Imagine the reputation channels have gathered you want to let this people mess you up?

  14. That is Nigeria for you, always lying or trying to cover their ignorance. Editing the interview just made channels TV less credible and I used to think they give the news the way it comes now I know better.

  15. A fact some people doesn’t have conscience this thing we’re talking of here is a matter of life people have lost their life for christ sake.

  16. Channels would have edited it just to cover up the credibility of their station..they have their name to secure. Channels TV still the best

  17. ChannelsTV has been the number TV for long but recently I’m noticing they don’t want to be in the government black book .

  18. Whenever u always depends on others u will not know when u are making mistakes and if one come to correct u peak offense, let learn how to do things right.

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