"In the study, participants reviewed reports and assessed, in General they are positive or negative. Taken into account the themes of each story — for example, the question of the influence of the EU on unemployment, and also used them in the lexicon," informs Jackson.
It turned out that over the past 15 years, a third of BBC reports about the EU were not so friendly, in a positive way — only about 7%. Only in 2004 was equally.
"The study also compared, as in 2015 in the materials was covered by the BBC, the European Union and world leaders considered to be "dictators", the article says The Guardian.
"The EU accounted for 45% disapproving of the reports as the same as the share of Bashar al-Assad, and much more than Putin (30%) and XI Jinping (7%). While XI Jinping and the Assad praised more often than the EU," notes Jackson.
"It is impossible to measure the impartiality of some mathematical formulas. News service BBC covers the EU fairly and impartially, and we are pleased with the proper balance of our materials," — said the representative of the BBC.