By: Rachel McAthy | Journalism.co.uk
The BBC has called for Syria to allow foreign journalists into the country after a spokesman for the Syrian information ministry said she thought it was the right move.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4 on the Today program this morning, Reem Haddad, who is also the head of Syrian state television, told the broadcaster “you have a point”.
“I agree, I think foreign journalists should be allowed in”.
She added that the BBC has a journalist working for BBC Arabic in the country who could report on events. But BBC World News editor Jon Williams, who responded to her comments in a post on the Editors’ blog, said local journalists are greatly restricted and often intimidated.