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BBC and Guardian barred from US Press briefing

25 February 2017


The Guardian, the Daily Mail and the BBC were among a number of news organisations barred from an off-camera press briefing at the White House on Friday. 

The briefing, scheduled with the White House press secretary Sean Spicer, took place in lieu of his daily briefing and was originally scheduled as an on-camera event.

The Guardian reported that news organisations whose requests to attend were denied included the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the BBC alongside organisations including the New York Times, Politico, CNN, BuzzFeed and others. 

Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US, said in a statement: “This is a deeply troubling and divisive act. Holding power to account is an essential part of the democratic process, and that’s exactly what the Guardian will continue to do.”

Read more on The Guardian here


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