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BBC is accused of bias in charging Indian government with suppressing report on child malnutrition

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3732 (Published 08 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3732
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Health experts in India have criticised the BBC over a recent report that claimed that a nutrition survey of 100 000 children in India was being suppressed to spare embarrassment to India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.1

The BBC noted that the Rapid Survey of Children, which measured and weighed nearly 100 000 children and interviewed over 200 000 people in India’s 29 states, had been due for publication in October 2014 but that it still remained a “secret.” The BBC quoted Jean Drèze, a development economist, as saying that the delay in publishing the results was …

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