Alistair Bunkall

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(journalist, propagandist)
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BornFebruary 22, 1982
NationalityUK
Alma materSherborne School (Dorset), University of Bristol, City University (London)
"A study by Declassified, covering 203 articles written by...Bunkall...has found that Sky routinely amplifies the views of the UK government in its military and foreign policies and provides almost no serious attempts to independently scrutinise or criticise them"

Employment.png Middle East Correspondent

In office
December 2007 - Present
EmployerSky News

Alistair Edward Julian Bunkall is a British journalist, currently working as Middle East Correspondent for Sky News.

Career

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Bunkall joined Sky News as a general news reporter in 2007. He has reported extensively from Westminster, including on the MPs' Expenses Scandal of 2009.

He became Sky News Defence Correspondent in December 2012. He has reported on the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and South Sudan. He has also reported from North Korea[1] and is known for his access into some of the UK's most secretive establishments including the nuclear deterrent, covert drone base[2] and intelligence agencies. Bunkall has interviewed key world figures including Prime Ministers, NATO Secretary Generals, leading diplomats and military officers.

 

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Sky“A study by Declassified, covering 203 articles written by Deborah Haynes, Alistair Bunkall and Dominic Waghorn, has found that Sky routinely amplifies the views of the UK government in its military and foreign policies and provides almost no serious attempts to independently scrutinise or criticise them... Two of the reporters, Haynes and Bunkall, offered no serious critical coverage of UK military or foreign policies or the human rights abuses committed, by offered no serious critical coverage of UK military or foreign policies or the human rights abuses committed by Britain’s close allies, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, which all receive substantial UK military and other support. Waghorn’s articles offered only very occasional critical coverage. In Sky’s written outputs, British government officials and their claims are routinely quoted favourably, with little or no independent commentary, context, or qualifications provided by the journalists.”Mark Curtis1 February 2021


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