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BBC Apologizes to Professor Deborah Brautigam For Misrepresenting Her Views on “Debt Trap Diplomacy”

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) apologized to Professor Deborah Brautigam, director of the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, for editing an interview she did with the network last week in such a way that it sounded like she was a proponent of the very theory she’s spent years debunking.

The BBC blamed an editing error by an inexperienced producer but does not appear to have published a correction on either the show page or elsewhere on its site.

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