Media watch

media watch – challenge anti-abortion distortions

ImageSome media coverage of the abortion issue has been dominated by the anti-choice perspective and excludes women’s experiences. The media wants to be seen as objective and accurate and can be sensitive to feedback and criticism.

You can make a difference through constructive criticism or congratulating a balanced article and by articulating the arguments for defending and extending abortion rights.

Contact details for radio, television and the national printed press are listed below. If you phone to make a comment about a programme ask to be connected to someone responsible for feedback from the public. If you send a letter by email or post speed of response is often important. Letters editors usually need letters by 3 or 4pm to be printed the following day. Try to keep your points concise and clear.

UK BASED TELEVISION AND RADIO

BBC Radio Comments and Complaints
Website | BBC Radio Comments and Complaints 
Telephone | 08700 100 222

BBC Breakfast
Website | BBC Breakfast
Email | breakfastTV@bbc.co.uk

Newsnight
Website | BBC Newsnight
Telephone | 020 8624 9800
Email | newsnight@bbc.co.uk

BBC World Service Radio
Website | BBC World Service Radio 
Telephone | 020 7240 3456
Fax | 020 7240 2451
Email | worldservice.letters@bbc.co.uk

BBC News 24
Website | BBC News 24
Email | news24@bbc.co.uk

BBC World Service TV
Website | BBC World Service TV 
Telephone | 020 8225 7509
Fax | 20 8749 8549
Email | worldwidetv.letters@bbc.co.uk

BBC Panorama
Website | BBC Panorama 
Telephone | 020 8752 7103
Email | panorama@bbc.co.uk

BBC Today Programme
Website | BBC Today Programme
Email | today@bbc.co.uk

BBC News Online
Website | BBC News Online
Email | newsonline.complaints@bbc.co.uk

BBC Question Time
Website | BBC Question Time
Email | questiontime@bbc.co.uk

ITN
Website | ITN
Telephone | 020 8752 7500
Email | viewer.liason@itn.co.uk

Channel 4 News
Website | Channel 4 News
Telephone | 020 7430 4601
Email | c4foreign@itn.co.uk

GMTV News
Website | GMTV News
Telephone | 020 7827 7239
Fax | 020 7827 7001

Sky Television
Website | Sky Television
Telephone | 020 7705 3000
Fax | 020 7705 3030
Email | news@sky.com

CNN
Website | CNN
Email | cnn.feedback@cnn.com

Scottish Television
Website | Scottish Television 
Telephone | 0141 300 3000
Fax | 0141 300 3030
Email | viewer.enquiries@scottishtv.co.uk

London Weekend Television
Website | London Weekend Television
Telephone | 020 7620 1620
Fax | 020 7827 7710
Email | viewers@lwt.co.uk

Ofcom – independent regulator
Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London
SE1 9HA
Website | Ofcom
Telephone | 020 7981 3040

UK BASED NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

The Times
1 Pennington Street,
London E1 9XN
Website | The Times
Telephone | 020 7782 5000
Email | letters@the-times.co.uk

Sunday Times
1 Pennington Street,
London,
E1 9XN
Website | Sunday Times
Telephone | 020 7782 5000
Email | letters@sunday-times.co.uk

The Daily Mail
2 Derry Street,
Kensington,
London,
W8 5TT
Website | The Daily Mail
Telephone | 020 7938 6000
Email | letters@dailymail.co.uk

The Daily Telegraph
1 Canada Square,
London
E14 5DT
Website | The Daily Telegraph
Telephone | 020 7538 5000
Email | dtletters@telegraph.co.uk

The Evening Standard
Northcliffe House,
2 Derry Street,
London,
W8 5EE
Website | The Evening Standard
Telephone | 020 7938 7147/7148
Fax | 0207 937 2648
Email | letters@standard.co.uk

The Independent
1 Canada Square,
London
E14 5DL
Website | The Independent
Telephone | 020 7005 2000
Fax | 020 7293 2056
Email | newseditor@independent.co.uk

The Guardian
119 Farringdon Road,
London EC1R 3ER
Website | The Guardian
Telephone | 020 7278 2332
Fax | 020 7837 4530
Email | editor@guardianunlimited.co.uk

Financial Times
1 Southwark Bridge,
London
SE1 9HL
Website | Financial Times
Telephone | 020 7873 3000
Fax | 020 78735938
Email | letters.editor@ft.com

The Observer
119 Farringdon Road,
London
EC1R 3ER
Website | The Observer
Telephone | 020 7278 2332
Fax | 020 7713 4250
Email | editor@observer.co.uk

The Daily Express
Ludgate House,
245 Blackfriars Rd,
London,
SE1 9UX
Website | The Daily Express
Telephone | 020 7928 8000
Email | editor@express.co.uk

The Scotsman
Barclay House,
108 Holyrood Rd,
Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
Website | The Scotsman
Telephone | 0131 620 8620
Email | editor@thescotsman.co.uk

The Economist
25 St. James’s Street,
London,
SW1A 1HG
Website | The Economist
Telephone | 020 7830 7000
Fax | 020 7930 3092
Email | letters@economist.com

New Statesman
7th Floor Victoria Station House,
191 Victoria Street,
London, SW1E 5NE
Website | New Statesman
Telephone | 020 7828 1232
Email | letters@newstatesman.co.uk