China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. China has criticised the BBC for its reporting on coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs. The BBC said it was “disappointed” by the decision. It follows British media regulator Ofcom revoking state broadcaster China Global Television Network’s licence to broadcast in the UK.
- The head of the UK’s genetic surveillance programme predicts the Kent coronavirus variant could become the world’s dominant strain
- The Attorney General has requested Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar to try former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and ten others in connection with the Central Bank bond scam.