BBC News Correspondent Calls Out SMNI for Using Their Footage Without Permission

Here’s the message of a BBC News correspondent to SMNI

BBC News Philippines – A correspondent of the media entity called out Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) for using their footage allegedly without permission.

BBC News and SMNI
Credit to the rightful owner of the photos

Recently, Howard Johnson took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter wherein he called out the media company owned by the controversial religious leader, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.

In his tweet, he slammed SMNI for using footage taken by BBC in Scarborough Shoal that aired in July 2021.

“Neither the BBC News team in Manila nor London were approached for permission to use the footage,” he said in an interview.

Johnson said that the footage was neither available on the Getty website, a third-party site where news organizations can purchase BBC footage.

The footage was stirred into the network’s trailer, where SMNI anchors uttered the words: “May malakas na paninindigan sa tama, hindi magtataksil sa bayan at hindi tayo ipagpapalit sa kahit na sino man.”

Meanwhile, SMNI recently hold a presidential debate.

It was attended by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., labor leader Ka Leody De Guzman, and two others.

Among the panelists in the said debate was Political Science professor Clarita Carlos.

The professor’s questions about foreign policy and other important topics that presidential candidates answered have caught the attention of netizens.

Because of this, some netizens believe that Carlos will become a good presidential adviser to the next president of the country.

However, some netizens are saddened that the four candidates namely; Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Sen. Ping Lacson did not have the chance to answer Carlos’ questions since they declined to participate in the said debate.

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