BBC WATCHDOG

  • TORPEDO
  • 04/11/08 31/05/09
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Posted: Thu, 12/03/2009 - 12:08

I'm pleased to confirm I had a half-hour phone conversation with BBC Watchdog producer, Joanne Vaugh-Jones.

Although the whole Kaupthing affair is highly complicated for someone coming to it new, I hope I went into the approppriate set of circumstances, and a suitable level of detail (but without sounding too much of an anorak).

I gave Joanne the address to the DAG main site, so I'm certain we now have the good offices of investigative journalism at the BBC, and the potential to blast this fiasco into the full knowledge of several million viewers.

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Any news from Watchdog researcher?

  • investor01
  • 13/10/08 n/a (free)
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  • Mon, 23/03/2009 - 20:08

Hi Torpedo,

Having just watched Watchdog, it jogged my memory. Have you heard anything back from the research team - positive or negative? The programme reaches an audience that would raise awareness of our situation to the public at large and there certainly seems to be enough for the team to get their teeth into...


Watchdog

  • icdbrazil
  • 10/10/08 30/11/09
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  • Mon, 23/03/2009 - 20:16

Good point, nothing seen.

Suggest if we all email suggesting it deserves coverage they may pay attention. Mine sent.


BBC Watchdog

  • homeless
  • 18/10/08 01/01/16
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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 11:09

Well done Torpedo, you are quite right people are unaware of what is happening. I think we can all quote instances of conversations where this has proved to be the case. We are battling for transparency on three fronts, UK, Iceland and the IOM and they are all stonewalling us so the facts on what is happening to us are not being properly aired. By plugging away we will reach a turning point.

Thanks for your efforts.


BBC Watchdog

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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 11:08

Well done Torpedo, you are quite right people are unaware of what is happening. I think we can all quote instances of conversations where this has proved to be the case. We are battling for transparency on three fronts, UK, Iceland and the IOM and they are all stonewalling us so the facts on what is happening to us are not being properly aired. By plugging away we will reach a turning point.

Thanks for your efforts.


WELL DONE

  • Julienne
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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 00:45

I do hope so too --- This fiasco needs to be in the public domain to make all the hard work that has taken place and is ongoing to be really worthwhile and get us all quickly to 100% return


Lets hope so. Thanks for

  • SgKZ
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  • Thu, 12/03/2009 - 18:19

Lets hope so. Thanks for trying at least. I know others have tried with Watchdog in the past but maybe it has more relevance now.


Why why why is this story not

  • Hawkerman
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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 09:58

Why why why is this story not in the public domain? No-one seems to know anything of this outside of those affected. Even my own mother does not believe me as she says it would be in the news if it were true!!!!

There is a conspiracy to keep this quiet I am convinced. There is enough meat on this to hang this corrupt government yet where is the voice of the opposition? Deathly silence!

We have got to get this story aired all across the media if we stand ANY chance of success.

Diplomacy doesn't work in a facist state but just look how much publicity the Mendelson custard pie thrower got as the world wanted to know why?

Direct action has to be the way forward.


The great british public

  • lorraine
  • 14/10/08 14/07/10
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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 20:36

Watchdog would be amazing. I've called and emailed several times but always unsuccessfully. Will keep trying.

Meantime the fact remains that people don't know about us and we need them to. I am forever suggesting means of getting attention but very very few people are willing to get off their backsides and actually do something.

Some of us are attempting to set up an ebay account that everyone can use to offer their unwanted goods for sale with proceeds to the DAG fighting fund - all offers would of course carry details of where the proceeds were going. We're also hoping in time to be able to sell tee shirts etc. Again this would get the message out and generate funds.

The fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get our story known is a viral Email - these can reach tens of thousands within a matter of days. I'm not competent to design a good email but if someone can do this then i will get the ball rolling by emailing to my list of around 3000 names. I don't u/stand why this hasn't already been done. No one even needs to say they are personally affected if they don't want to, they can just forward it.


The Story

  • Tricky Dicky
  • 24/10/08 30/05/09
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  • Fri, 13/03/2009 - 10:52

Hi Hawkerman,
Perhaps the reason the story is not all over the UK press etc, is because it is within the jurisdiction of the IOM. As with HMG they deem it outside of their jurisdiction.

The BBC news web site carries stories of news on IOM but I think even there it comes under BBC North West.

I do however think that from my reading of forums on IOM that residents are getting fed up with their Governments attempts to resolve this problem, they can see long term, that it is not helping their Global look, despite all the PR being issued by IOMG.