BBC DOCUMENTARY

  • Delhi High Court refuses plea to lift ban on airing BBC gangrape documentary 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined an interim prayer of a law student seeking lifting of ban on telecasting the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict's interview. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also observed that the Information...
  • Women lawyers move SC against December 16 gangrape case advocates March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: An association of women lawyers on Friday mentioned in the Supreme court a petition seeking action against two advocates for making derogatory remarks on women in a BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said it would hear the matter...
  • Independent filmmaker arrested for screening banned documentary March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: An independent filmmaker who allegedly screened the controversial documentary featuring an interview of a December 16, 2012, gangrape convict despite orders prohibiting the same was arrested by police. Police on Saturday had registered an FIR in this connection under Section 188 of IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by...
  • India's ban on gangrape documentary will 'not last very long': Leslee Udwin March 10, 2015

    New York: India's ban on the BBC gangrape documentary will "not last very long" as the country's courts "are not puppets" of the government and civilised values will return, the British filmmaker behind the controversial film has said. "My prediction is that the ban will not last very long at all...
  • Commercial benefit from Nirbhaya documentary will stir up protest:Smriti Irani March 8, 2015

    Raipur: Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country. "I feel that the kind of outrage evoked after that (December 16, 2012 gangrape) incident, today...
  • A woman's body is her own, it shouldn't be violated: Advaita Kala sends out a strong message on International Women's Day, doesn't support ban on 'India's Daughter' March 8, 2015

    Whether it was the 29-year-old Aisha Bhatia of 'Almost Single' or a pregnant Vidya Bagchi of 'Kahaani', author Advaita Kala was successful at creating two female characters that towers over everybody around them. They were both compelling and admirable, and that's precisely why they still remain important for her fans....
  • US premier of BBC documentary 'India's Daughter' to be attended by Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto March 7, 2015

    New York: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto in a show of support for the film banned in India. The...
  • Government sends legal notice to BBC March 6, 2015

    YouTube has blocked the access to the controversial Nirbhaya documentary. The government has sent a legal notice to the BBC. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We had requested BBC not to air the documentary but they have gone ahead. We'll look into the legalities and take appropriate action." ...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence March 6, 2015

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Don't shoot the messenger: Why we need to watch BBC's banned documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    At the fag end of BBC's much discussed and now banned documentary 'India's Daughter' defence lawyer Anil Singh points out "There are some 250 cases of murders and rapes against some of sitting members of the parliament registered in court. No one takes note of those? Why only take action...
  • Is government right in banning telecast of Delhi gangrape documentary? March 4, 2015

    After banning the screening of Nirbhaya documentary, which features an interview of Mukesh Singh who is one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case, the Home Ministry is trying to stall the broadcasting of documentary internationally as well. ...
  • BBC apologises for broadcasting paid documentaries February 13, 2012

    London: The BBC has apologised for broadcasting documentaries made by a TV company that was paid millions of pounds by clients. The group issued an apology to 74 million BBC World News viewers around the world for breaking "rules aimed at protecting our editorial integrity", the Daily Mail reported. A Londonbased...
  • Storm prevented Mick Jagger's assassination March 3, 2008

    Los Angeles: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger survived an assassination attempt by Hells Angels members nearly 40 years ago because a boat carrying his wouldbe killers was swamped in a storm, according to a new BBC documentary. The details of a plot to kill the British rocker were revealed by an...