Professor Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History and the Official Historian of the BBC, was quoted in an article by AFP about the coverage of Prince Philip’s death in the UK.


Professor Jean Seaton discussed how the BBC was in an invidious position. She said: “If they (the BBC) had done the opposite, another group of people would have criticised them. The BBC brought us to a halt around something which is genuinely a significant moment in the nation’s life.”

Talking about the BBC, Professor Seaton said: “It shares some features with the monarchy in a sense that it has a duty to the entire British public. That doesn’t mean it has to give everybody everything they want all of the time, but it has a duty both to represent and serve the British public.”

Read the full article on AFP’s website.

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